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    06-08-2010, 11:15 PM
Thinking of sending my QH for driving training

Im considering sending my 10 y/o QH gelding off for some driving training. I haven't driven in years and would not be comfortable teaching him myself. I have a harness that fits and a cart that will work. I would like to know more about the training process (as I've only ever driven seasoned horses). How do you go about picking out a driving prospect? My horse is not spooky but does have a lot of go. Also, I am in western PA if anyone has an suggestions on a trainer. Any help would be deeply appriciated!
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    06-10-2010, 08:54 AM
Alot of go is not a problem if he is controllable. It how quickly they come down from a reaction that is important. As far as what you look for that depends on what you want to do. If you are not showing then I don't think it matters. He should be able to stand patently for harnessing before you send him off.
    06-10-2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks! He is very easily controlled and in the rare case that he spooks, he always comes back down pretty quickly. Not the type to get spooked and stay spooked. Thanks so much for your input.
    06-10-2010, 11:14 AM
If this is the same horse you were thinking of trading earlier because he was a handful? Not sure what you are dealing with but driving will make him a better riding horse also
    06-10-2010, 11:21 AM
It is the same horse...but not the same horse. (if that makes any sense!) In the past month since the trade fell through, he's really made remarkable progress. While he's got stamina for miles, he's no longer dragging at the bit to go or jigging. He never really had a problem with spooking, it was just the pure 'go go go!" thing that made me consider a trade.

I haven't driven in quite a while but the horses I drove back then were the better riding horses in that particular stable. It seems to make them better rounded physically and mentally. Also my husband is really interested in learning how to drive...strange I know but he has little to no interest in riding but would love to drive. It might be something we could do as a family to keep my horses from becoming a burden.
    06-10-2010, 11:36 AM
Good luck and keep me posted. I was so glad when you didn't trade horses. :)
    06-10-2010, 01:53 PM
Thank you! Im meeting with two trainers on saturday to talk about it. The actual training wont happen until November but Id rather do my research now and then I can feel ok about losing my boy for a month. Im a big research person!

Im so glad too! I was just getting impatient with him when I think all he really needed was time. We are working our way back up to longer trail rides again but he had to surrender the leadership to me before we could try anything outside of our arena. He's done that and then some. I learned a huge lesson from him and that is horses are not to be rushed...Thanks so much for caring!

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