Originally Posted by KMtraining
Starting ground driving in some of the ways mentioned above is liable to get you kicked or hurt and your horse scared and unwilling to work with you.
Ground driving comes after you have done lots of other ground work with your horse. Your horse should be taught at liberty how to respond to voice commands, how to move away from and yield to pressure, how to not be scared of long lines dragging by his/her feet and all over their body, and other excersises that will make the transition to ground driving less stressful. Hope this helps! :)
You shouldn't be that close to get kicked. I have never had any issues ground driving but that wasn't the 1st thing I did. I didn't see in the post that nothing had ever been done with the horse just assuming it had.