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post #891 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 11:30 AM
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We saw a Belgian cross (at least I think it was belgian...) a couple months ago - the trainer who worked with Éowyn had it at his place, his daughter was selling it. He was CUTE - red roan, big drafty feet and head - but probably only 15-something or maybe just barely 16 hands. Kevin said it wasn't big enough. :P We also weren't seriously looking - if we were, I would have tried a little more persuasion (read: smack him upside the head with a frying pan if he turned down that cutie because he 'wasn't tall enough'!)

I've never driven before. I can see why it would be scary, gypsy - I think I would feel like I didn't have very much control or communication being behind the horse like that. Did you have a bad experience or is it just the idea of it?
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post #892 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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Lol, yes. I can't wait for pictures of this. Oh I am sure he can make his own cart then it can be all custom and look a million times better. Maybe paint some flames down the side to show how fast those little minis are going to pull that cart lol.
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post #893 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 11:33 AM
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Well, you shouldn't be afraid, gypsy, driving is really fun! Maybe you can find a local driving trainer or professional, who could just show and explain, how it all works! :)

I used to think that driving is just plain boring, but, since I got my gelding, whose breed is bred for carriage pulling, I started looking into this discipline and found it really exciting. A good driving horse is actually at the same training level as a good dressage horse and, to top it all, he has to be responsive to cues that come just from reins, no seat/leg cues, naturally, cannot be used. I hope I manage to train Snickers at least for a decent level, so that he can pull me around in a small cart!

I'd love to have one of these, but they are so expensive around here... -

On a side note - the horseflies and heat have become so horrible here, that I'm going to spend this night at the barn - work is now impossible during days. Thus I'll train Snickers at night and then at early morning, before the heat sets in and flies attack. Snickers will sure be surprised! :)

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post #894 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by poppy1356 View Post
Maybe paint some flames down the side to show how fast those little minis are going to pull that cart lol.
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post #895 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 11:38 AM
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Saranda is right about the training level. And I would definitely talk to someone experienced. I don't know where in Wisconsin you are, but if there are Amish around, they are experts when it comes to driving. My dad and brother both drive, and all thier horses are trained by an Amish guy.
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post #896 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 11:44 AM
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i live in verona. we have some amish clients at work, maybe i will ask them. i drove a mini once when i was like 15. i wont even long line

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post #897 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by WIRider View Post
So apparently Kevin is rich if he wants to have a clyde just to ride. Those things eat as much 3 haffies. Just get him a big haffy gelding.

No they don't! My Belgian gelding only gets 1 pound of grain a day and free choise hay and he's, well, round... Most drafts are VERY easy keepers and eat less than most TB!
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post #898 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WIRider View Post
My in laws are within 20 minutes of us. And my mother in law in particular wants to give us her advice on absolutely everything we do. And yet, when I offer my opinion on something she's doing, I'm stepping out of line. I'm just thankful that, for the most part, my wife and I are on the same page and she doesn't get mad when I piss her mother off, which I seem to be very good at.
I feel your pain, mine live further away than that, but still. My husband is supportive though, and we both kinda team up on them and my parents when need be. It works out much better that way.

As for the driving conversation, I've never done it, but it would sure be fun to try!!

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post #899 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 02:20 PM
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Driving minis is the bomb! Them little suckers can MOVE!

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post #900 of 3149 Old 07-27-2012, 04:25 PM
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Welcome Josh to our thread, and man I missed out on the best convo!
Originally Posted by poppy1356 View Post
I really want a haffy, especially in winter when they are even cuter.
Haffies are sooooo much fun! My first training project was a Haffie. So stubborn on the surface, but absolutely brilliant and versatile.

It's my favourite horse breed since I was little. That and Suffolk Punches.

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