Originally Posted by My2Geldings
I don't now about you guys but it's given me a whole new view on driving. What seemed to be a safer sport than most has showed me differently. I can't imagine what would have happened to the fellow who was hit, had it been a draft who did the same thing
I used to think so too before I got in to a breed that is actually used heavily for driving. Since then I've heard about several incidents of severe injury and even two deaths (one from a flipped carriage, and another where a man was thrown from his sjees and landed on a post in the field...not pretty). A runner I met at a keuring 4 years ago was run over when a young stallion he was working with spooked. He still works with horses, but he was over a year recovering and has to walk with a stick. Needless to say, I have a healthy respect for the dangers now, though I would still like to learn!