Hi! - New member here in need of some advice! I have a 5 year old Irish Draught x Welsh Cob gelding who I have owned since a foal. We've worked really hard all summer to get him hacking out alone as he's still pretty green sometimes, especially with vehicles larger than a normal car.
He's been doing really well but he's still very wary of traffic - we've been taking him out with an old TB mare who's bombproof to give him confidence and that has helped, but yesterday they were both frightened by a large tractor and trailer. We managed to stay on and get home in one piece but obviously I'm feeling a bit deflated today!
Has anyone got any experience with Irish Draughts? - I keep being told they don't mature until their around 9 years old so I know he's only young and I'm hoping that with age and experience he'll settle down a bit. I keep seeing all these horses hacking out happily, not taking any notice of traffic whatsoever and I'm desperate to get him to that stage!
Other than the traffic thing he's been brilliant with everything really but we really do need to overcome this hurdle!! Any help would be VERY appreciated! Thanks folks! Xx