Originally Posted by The Northwest Cowgirl
I have a 4 year old Quarter Horse that I'm riding western right now. Is it possible to have a horse that you ride also be trained to pull a cart? I don't know a lot about carting, but I was wondering if this was something I could possibly do.
It is always good to have a horse who can do everything. My Percheron mare has won awards for versatility as one of the things she can do, other than be a driving draft, is w/t under saddle.
I would find someone who is experienced in driving, I know that having a QH that can be harnessed and hitched to a cart is becoming popular in the show ring and they look very nice too!! Start with the ground work, your foundation, make sure, if you do decide to teach your QH to drive, that they get the WHOA down pat, no arguing nothing. Go from there.
Good luck and have fun, but above all, be safe!