Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
You should also look into finding an experienced trainer to help both you and your pony to learn how to drive. Green on green almost never works, even with well bonded horses.
Along with a trainer, I'm teaching my coming four year old miniature horse (34") to pull a buggy, and dispite what I thought would happen- she has done very well with all of her training so far. I still haven't hooked her to the cart yet because my trainer wanted to be 100% sure she was ready, but she ground drives will all of her driving gear (surcingle, crupper, breastpiece, driving bridle, etc) on and will back, woah, walk and trot on command. I'd advise in doing atleast two months of only ground driving with your pony before you even think about carting him, and be careful! Driving can be very dangerous.
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