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Is it just me?
Many of you know I plan to train Luna to drive and when I look at this picture I see a horse that looks like she's already in harness. The way her head is down and her forward motion look like she is pushing against a collar. Stella, in true arab form, is just prancing around like, 'I'm so pretty'! Am I just seeing what I want to see or can you really tell by the way a horse moves whether or not it will be a good driving candidate? (Luna is in the middle, by the way.:D)
Luna does look like she is pulling something in that picture but I bet Stella would be gorgeous in a cart also. When I look for a driving horse I like to see a nice long strided trot with plenty of drive from behind. Also driving a horse will teach them to use their backend.
oh my snow .... how beautiful.
We dont get snow here.
Oh My, that snow looks so cold, Brrrrr! Driving candidates, you never know, Some horses I have thought would not go in have and some I think that would didn't. I do like horses/ponies that push more from behind though. I have also found that lines, that have gone in harness have a tendency to. In other words breeding from harness horses/ponies that have gone in harness, you have more of a success rate. My stallion, his daughter and her mother all went in harness. A friend of mine Anne Mills has driven for 20 years and bred welsh and the line she uses, well they have all gone in harness. You just never know, I could not pick a horse and say it would go in harness or not, I just try and narrow odds down.
Your ponies look like they are in a winter wonderland of snow. Very pretty.
But I wish you luck. :D
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