Things to do without a cart or harness...
I've been teaching my horse to drive, but I won't be getting a cart or harness for several weeks.
She ground drives perfectly - but all I've done is walk, trot, stop, back, and turn. Is there anything else I can teach her?
She knows how to drag stuff while being ridden (practicing for CTR), but I don't really have anything I can attach to her while I ground drive her... and I have no harness to attach them to.
Any ideas? We're both getting bored!
Also... this is probably a really dumb question, but is it really necessary to use a whip and blinkers? I really don't need a whip with my horse, but I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone drive without one. And do you use blinkers on every horse, or just the jumpy ones? Should I not use either of these things if I don't need them, or is there some other reason you might need them that I'm just not seeing?