Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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I can't view the clip as yet .... will have to wait til I use another computer, but does sound quite horrid.
I understand this particular time, it was your U.S. Style of show carts, but since so many people on the interent are not aware of the workings of harness, its probably best not to suggest to stand in front of a bolting carriage horse, for safety reasons. If the panicked horse doesnt run you over, the vehicle probably will as its far wider then the horse. We would hate to hear of people getting hurt by doing this.
Harness is a very pleasureable and romanticised horse sport, but it does require a certain level of respect. Hopefully this clip will not have turned anyone off the sport, but just offer people the chance to respect what so many others (including myself) love and enjoy doing.
Happy and safe driving everyone.