10-06-2012, 01:25 AM
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It was good but I need to watch it again. I think it is the start of a series they never did any driving. Put it this way I'm not sure how much I will use on our 22 year old Morgan who has been driving longer than I have. I plan to train Scarlet to drive this fall and winter. She is green broke to ride and is pretty calm we try to expose her and all of our horses to as much as we can.
Things like saddles harnesses,ropes,balls,plastic bag,4 wheelers,skid steer,noises(phones,banging on steel shed walls,beep horn at them)tractor,cows,any thing we can think of. I got serious about this after she spooked at the neighbors steer And dumped me.
Two broken ribs set me back a month and killed my new collar harness budget. We rode through the woods and across the fields deer and turkey no problem but that steer was going to eat her. We did a little ground driving with her.
I'm going to start her ground work over using what I learned from the DVD. I like the natural horsemanship approach and hope to end up with a well rounded hourse that is fun to ride and drive. Pulling a sleigh is my goal. I would also like to pull some fire wood this winter.
In conclusion, To train a new horse I think it will be great. If your horse is already trained I don't know but im no expert. I need to watch it more and see how my curly girl (Scarlet) turns out. The proof is in the pudding as they say.