Starting a new adventure

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Driving

Starting a new adventure

This is a discussion on Starting a new adventure within the Driving forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-17-2010, 07:12 PM
Starting a new adventure

I knew when I bought Fancy that she was broken to harness, but I bought her to ride. An accident with my knee then made me think about the possibility of not being able to ride, and although I recovered from that one, I decided to start looking into this driving thing.

I bought a dirt cheap nylon harness on ebay, $12 I think it cost, with a horrific $40 to ship up here It was good enough to play with,

And she really really loved it, completely different from her attitude under saddle, not that she is bad, but she really seems to like harness work.

So we upgraded a bit, and spent just over $100 on a well used leather harness, which were still tweaking to fit everything

But I'm basically happy with it, we have an EZ entry cart on order, hopefully going to pick that up next week, then we'll be good to go.

As I say this as new for me, so I'm going to get some help, but please feel free to add any comments that may help us get set up better. Oh and yes she is fat, she's also in foal, which is one of the reasons I want to get her pulling, I think it will be great exersise for her for the next couple of months.
Sponsored Links
    04-17-2010, 07:54 PM
The front half looks ok although the saddle pad is small and looks to be digging in. You can get a pad to put under that. The main thing is you need to lengthen the straps over her rump quite a bit to lower the breeching about 4" on each side. Also when you are line driving run the reins through the shaft keepers so they are lower. Have fun and enjoy
    04-17-2010, 10:22 PM
When I put it on straight out of the box, it looked like this, and the breeching looked low, so I hiked it up, I must of overshot.

As to the saddlepad, well I have a cunning cheap fix for that.......fleecey cinch, needs a few mods, but it will work

    04-17-2010, 11:43 PM
Congrats on the new adventure. Driving is a lot of fun,.. and you know, my horse seems to really enjoy it [over riding] as well.
    04-18-2010, 02:19 AM
Rats no edit option, and seem to have a pic missing there, let's try again

    04-18-2010, 04:01 AM
Looks okay but I,d agree with churumbeque ,the breechings need to be lower
    04-18-2010, 10:39 AM
Much better but it looks like the breeching straps are missing?

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
closing at work.. my adventure. PaintsPwn General Off Topic Discussion 2 04-04-2010 04:25 PM
Our first trail adventure Citrus Horse Pictures 2 03-13-2010 08:26 PM
Our Lego Adventure Lucara Hobbies 3 01-10-2010 04:39 PM
Adventure Trails in Colorado bobsimpson Trail Riding 1 07-24-2009 09:36 PM
My passion for adventure! carlacooper Horse Talk 0 05-12-2009 04:59 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0