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post #1 of 3 Old 04-29-2007, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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driving with a hackamore

ok...went to a garage sale today and bought a pony training cart, it actually had a sign on it that said ben hurrs charreit for sale.....don't have a harness yet for it ....but i'm dying to start working with abby when i get one, my only problem is that i've never have seen a pony driving in a hackamore, can it be done?
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-12-2007, 06:11 PM
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Driving in a hackamore

Hello if your pony rides well in a hackamore thats fine but to drive in one is a different matter you must think of your safety first and formost driving horses lean in to the collar or plate and often into their bits to if the hackamore is incorrectly adjusted it could cause many problems also turning a driving horse would be more difflicult
also under the driving assoc it may not be known or allowed .
Im not saying dont do it i just feel i should say take care .best wishes to you .
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-27-2007, 12:52 AM
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my mini carts with a halter and reins and no bit

Yes it is possible to cart without a bit they do not make halkamores for cart but you can do what I do and use cart reins and a halter I first broke my horse with a bridle and bit this is just to teack him the basics you want to lung a lot to teach your horse to obey your commands too...It is possible and you have to remember that but I hardly suggest ground work and keeping it safe, I have been to the ER for a cart accident before so yes just because it looks safe doesn't mean it is. The best way your horse will trust you is by letting them know there is a big cart behind them because it is a little scary having something follow you around and not know what it is. So you want your horse to be fully aware and OK with it. If not try teaching your horse that it is harmless.
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