I've introduced her a couple times now, but I have a 2 1/2 year old Clydesdale/TB filly named Eve -
We've done ALOT of desensatizing -
Quite a bit of long reining this past fall-
And some under saddle work for the last couple months - just walk, trot, whoa, turning and the basics.
I've never taught a horse to drive, but Eve makes the perfect subject since she's bred to pull and has such a laid back attitude. I don't have a coach or anyone with cart training experience, hense why I haven't gotten further with it already - just wondering, what's my next step? I have a cercingle and she's fine wearing it obviously, but what is best to start dragging behind her? A plastic PVC pipe maybe? Should I hold it myself for the first little bit so I'm able to drop it if needed and calm her? I don't *think* she'll spook, but I want our training to be safe and effective. I'd do some desensatizing work with whatever I deside to start dragging behind her first, but what do you guys think?