teaching 15 yr. old thoroughbred to drive

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    04-10-2012, 08:55 PM
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I have owned my mare for 11 years. She has never bucked me off or reared, but about 4 times in the last six years she has done a sudden about-face swerve which has unseated me, resulting in broken bones and trips to the hospital. There is no warning at all for these incidents; I'm on the ground before I know it. I am wondering if it would be safer to teach her to drive. It is something I have always wanted to try anyway.
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    04-11-2012, 05:45 AM
I would be more concerned about why she is having these episodes...
Whether she's spooky, or she's attempting to move away from pain, or she's simply got your number and is doing her best to get out of work, it does not matter - the problem will persist regardless. It's just as dangerous to have a horse act out when attached to a harness and cart as it is under saddle.

Check her teeth, check her tack, check her back. If those are all fine, take a good, long look at her training and your leadership skills.

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