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! :)