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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
You want a horse that likes its job, harnesses completely still, will ground drive over anything,uses its body correctly to turn the cart, moves straight otherwise and doesn't favor a side, doesn't spookj at new sights and sounds, and it it ever does spoke, has learned to spook FORWARD. You never never never want a horse ythayt spins and runs or tries to side pass. Your cart will flip.you also want a first cart horse to not be hoy, and to know correct whips and verbnal cues.
My mini nare was just one of those that are born for the job. She never tried a single stupid thing under harness and took her job seriously. She is now a lesson driving horse with someone else. I highly advise in learning to drive properly from an instructor for at least a year to learn about proper harness and and cart balance, the. See what type of cart, driving, etc you enjoy most. Then buy an older horse who has driven for years, and if you're offered a fitting harness, buy it!
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