Originally Posted by littrella
Idrivetrotters: a Pee Wee bit? I've never heard of one. Can you describe it?
Greentree & Smrobs: You can drive without contact???? I'm being taught that is a big no no! I'm very intregued! Is it just a matter of training?
LOL, littrella. Yes, you can drive without contact, and in the "carriage driving" world, it IS not recommended. Saddlebreds, Arabians, Morgans, either. Draft show horses are driven with contact. Draft work horses, "western pleasure" driving horses, and Amish type road horses are all driven with loose reins.
They are also commanded with (GASP) the reins slapped on the butt....
All of mine get to walk on loose rein to cool down after a traing session, though.