Hi! So I'm looking for some input from people on here who have more experience with driving then I do. I was not looking to buy a cart or anything (my boss has plenty she said I could use) but since I'm going to be training my mare to drive and I'll be out of riding for at least a year some of my family was driving down an old country road and spotted stagecoaches for sale. Apparently they stopped in and talked with the guy, got pictures and will email me later with them. The guy said that it was a 'small hitch' or something like that (I guess I'll know more when I see it lol since my family doesn't drive). They were and are thinking of me and trying to help so I thought 'what the heck, I'll take a look'.
I was just wondering how different driving a stagecoach (or a team for that matter) is from a single horse/cart? And what's a small hitch?
My terminology might be off because I've always referred to stuff as the flappy thing or that thing around their butt when I'm in a hurry so please bear with me!
I know the terms just I hardly ever use them because I harness quick for clients and my boss and don't ever teach people.
As for my driving experience: I drove steadily for a number of years until I had to quit, my boss/BO drives a lot and I'm usually with her so I drive on and off. I've driven a four wheeled mustang cart, a meadowbrooke and her training carts (as well as minis) but never a team or stagecoach or anything.
IF (and it's a big if) I decided to buy or obtain one she could teach me about driving a team (she drove roadsters and teams for years before she retired) and/or I could talk with another trainer that I know.
For now however I'm just looking for input on stagecoaches and teams and such out of curiosity.
Any and all information is appreciated!!!