michaelvanessa, love the pictures of your ponies, they look awesome characters. George and Jaunty were harnessed up correctly as all the rules would require, we had patent tack for the 'dressage' and cones sections, and a webbing and strong leather set for the cross-country and every day use. I was very good at harnessing up and understood everything about fit and different set ups as I did it everyday... however this was over 25 years ago now and I would not be sure of everything I did. My boss was a very good horsewoman, all her horses had great manners and drove beautifuly, as you say about the voice they all went very well to spoken instruction. Most of them went very well under saddle too, I had a fabulous and very busy time working there as we went to shows regularly with the tandem team and a spare horse, Brewster.. I would be the hooligan and ride the spare all round the place bareback in a headcollar.
I don't think in all my horse days I could ever have surpassed her driving skills. Awesome lady.
i am fed up with the speed and the greed of the world around me but i have not found nor can i offer a cure