Originally Posted by appylover31803
I know of a place that teaches horses how to drive. It's in PA.
My friend just recently got her horse back after 2 months of being there for driving.
Really? Where in PA? Was it New Promise Farms? I was looking around for places and the only one I found was in Blairstown/Columbia New Jersey. Nice people, good price. Kate also taught her horse to drive, so eventually we'll teach TJ. Eventually.
If you're going to teach yourself, I think the horse has to be 100% to voice commands on the lunge line, before progressing to longe lines. Then before putting to a cart you want to see them drag either a log or a tire. And once in a cart or shafts, I'd never go solo!
When looking for a trainer, look for places that specialize in certain breeds, like Friesians or Morgans or any drafters...breeds bred to pull. It might help you narrow down you're search.