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MirrorStage2009 10-28-2008 07:27 PM

Tandem or Unicorn
 
I was just curious if anyone drove their horses in a tandem or unicorn hitch? If so, I'd love to see pictures as I think it looks brilliant! 8-)

kickshaw 10-29-2008 12:13 PM

i've never heard of a unicorn hitch...what is it?

iridehorses 10-29-2008 06:03 PM

That's one horse behind the other I believe. Sounds odd and I don't remember ever seeing one in person.

kickshaw 10-29-2008 06:45 PM

ah, no iv'e never seen it, but I have seen pictures of it -- does that count? :lol:

iridehorses 10-30-2008 08:13 AM

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Very cool - So I stand corrected (somewhat). It is actually 3 horses - the first one centered in front of the other two.

Angel_Leaguer 10-30-2008 01:21 PM

thanks for posting that... i wasnt sure what it was either

appylover31803 10-30-2008 03:07 PM

oh my gosh! If i trained all my guys to drive, I could do that! hehe

That is really cool though! Would love to see it in person

MirrorStage2009 10-31-2008 12:20 PM

Yep, tandem is two horses front to back (not abreast) and unicorn is two abreast and one in the lead. There's classes at the Friesian shows (tandem riding,too). I'd love to do it; both look awesome!! :D

My2Geldings 10-31-2008 08:21 PM

I love watching horses being driven and always had a curiosity for it but I think the gearing up of the harnesses etc, is what I wouldn't do well with.I'm to lazy :lol:

Are you wanting to start driving? Do you drive already?

Summer08 12-19-2008 02:55 AM

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Has anyone had a chance to drive four abreast? or more? I drove by a farmer with six abreast working a field and was amazed at it. Even four is something to see, I found this pic online as an example. From what I do know of driving, its alot more fair to the horses than in line, since the weight is evenly distributed and you can see who's cheating, instead of leaving it to the rear horses to carry the bulk of the load.

I'd love to learn more about the challenges of this, as I've only ever driven two at a time, anyone have any advice?


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