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Horseychick94 03-24-2013 10:04 PM

Appropriate driving age
 
When is an appropriate age for a mini to start driving? As in driving I mean actually pulling a cart.

Endiku 03-24-2013 10:39 PM

I hooked my miniature horse up to the cart for the first time as a three and a half year old, and just let her walk around with it while I walked behind and ground drove her or lead her. After a month or two of that we did some light walk and walk-trot transitions. I didn't ask her to hold a trot for more than a few yards until she was four.

Before three, I'd do tons of ground driving and desensatizing, but no cart before then.

Horseychick94 03-24-2013 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Endiku (Post 2016441)
I hooked my miniature horse up to the cart for the first time as a three and a half year old, and just let her walk around with it while I walked behind and ground drove her or lead her. After a month or two of that we did some light walk and walk-trot transitions. I didn't ask her to hold a trot for more than a few yards until she was four.

Before three, I'd do tons of ground driving and desensatizing, but no cart before then.

Thats what I thought. Thanks!


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