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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
She has been lead on three different trails off of the property, ground driven and cart driven on someone else's (trainers) property, and shown in a small in hand show for a showmanship class. So she's only be carted off the property once, but has been off the property more times than that.
Does that sound like enough, or am I still taking too big of a chance? Like I said, I REALLY want to drive her, but her safety is most important. I can also talk to my BO about it and see what she thinks. And as I said, we do have the option of unharnessing her and loading it up if we have to. We've had to do it before when a tire popped two years ago. Its not ideal but we made it work xD
I think the parade is 3/4-1 mile long and pretty low key. There are some fire trucks and stuff that make quite a bit of noise but we always make sure to be far away from them, because we let some of our disabled children come and they're very sensative to sounds. I think the toughest part for her would be the long wait in line before we actually start. It usually takes 30-40 minutes of stop and go before we get to where we're walking at a steady pace. I'll have an area available to me to warm her up and let her get out and jitters beforehand though, which is nice. There is a big grassy field where everyone usually warms up their horses if they get there in time.
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