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        07-14-2008, 11:23 PM
      #21
    Foal
    Orchid I hope you get someone to video tape that. That would be awesome!

    Nine, hmm.. I have never heard of it but it sounds fun. Hey I could bring my friend I have neighbors that would let me borrow one of there horses for the day, bring on of you friends to. When ever we decide to do this lol.
         
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        07-15-2008, 07:02 AM
      #22
    Foal
    No Actually we don't have any video of the horses. Shame we have a video camera here but I tend to Forget it.
    Nine I am located between Brisbane City and the Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise) in Queensland. My area is fairly rural though.

    What wonderful experiences you have had with driving horses. There are not a great deal of people who drive horses as a business here or atleast in the area I am in.

    I am an envious of your previous job!

    I will definitely get those photos out of our clydie and get them posted ASAP so you can see her.

    Regards,


    Laura.
         
        07-15-2008, 08:39 AM
      #23
    Foal
    HorseJumper123, Your Dad would have every reason to be suspicious. You really have to be carefull, in making any plans to meet with someone from the internet. I hope you would be completely up-front with your Dad, about your internet correspondence. You've got to be safe. Just watch the Date Line NBC shows "To Catch A Preditor". It's creepy how many sick people are out there. Yikes! :( Maybe you could barrow your neighbor's horse and have your friend ride with you a couple times a week.
         
        09-14-2009, 07:19 AM
      #24
    Foal
    Nine, I'm a new member and noticed that you're looking for a cart. I'm in NE Ohio and we have Amish here who make and sell carts for very reasonable prices. There is also a place in TN who makes and sells carts/carriages at decent prices by the name of Buggy Bobs - I'll see if I can find a link for you.
    Let me know if you want more information on the Amish in this area who sell carts. They don't have websites but I believe they would ship to you if you weren't able to pick up. Buggy Bobs Stable and Carriage Company

    LM
         
        09-14-2009, 12:10 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Try www.dragondriving.co.uk
         
        09-16-2009, 05:44 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    Wink

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    Originally Posted by Nine    
    Orchid Park,
    I drove for Carriage Tours of Memphis, in Tennessee (about 1000 miles south of here - litterally) for about 7 years, off and on. I gave tours of downtown Memphis. I met some really cool people. I met the Beach Boys, who were headed to their concert. I almost talked them into driving there with me, but they didn't quite have enough time. Darn. I had my tri-color Collie ride with me and he got me more fares than the horse. Oh! And I gave a ride to the very first transvestites I ever saw. Quite an education for a small town girl. I learned a lot about calming horses and reading their bodies by watching, not just feeling them under you. That's where I really learned to see with a horse's eyes. Fond memories.
    Have you ever started talking to your car or gripped the steering wheel tighter when you saw something 'scary'?
         
        09-21-2009, 07:23 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nine    
    I used to drive for a living (not my day job, a second job). I don't know the names of the parts of the harness, though I can harness a horse up. I don't know the names of the different types of carriages. Just the touring carriages such as the Rockaway and the Vis-A-Vis (sp?) Does anyone know of a good web site that has the different carriages on it that are named correctly?
    I also want to buy a small cart - either 2 wheeled or 4, for pleasure driving only. Any reliable sites? Thanks!
    if you're looking for something cheap to start out, you might want to try a 2 wheeled one like we use to work in. You can usually find one in great condition used for a couple hundred. And they can come in wood or aluminum which is lighter. But I don't like aluminum because I think its too noisy. Heres the kind we use. We have 3 wooden ones, 2 with a natural finish, and one painted blue. Theyre very sturdy



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xilikeggs0    
    Have you ever started talking to your car or gripped the steering wheel tighter when you saw something 'scary'?
    haha I have actually tried to pull a line to turn instead of turning my steering wheel. I actually do that a lot now that I think about it....
         

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