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  1. New to Horses
    Hey guys, I wouldn't say I'm new to horses.. I'm new to choosing bits tho and I would like to hear other peoples thoughts. I have driven horses before for a few years, however I never chose the bit for them. I also never paid attention to the bit that the company used. I'm not sure what type of...
  2. Driving
    Hi all, I don't really post here much but have been a member for a long time. I've always wanted to get into driving and have been for the last year. I'll be attending the Spring (and hopefully fall!) National Drive this year. I was hoping to see if anyone else is going and if we could plan to...
  3. Driving
    Hello all. Firstly I'll just say that this is my first time posting here and if I make any mistakes, I apologize. I just recently bought a horse property with my mother, and the previous owner left a horse cart behind. I've owned horses since I was eight, but I've never delved into driving...
  4. Driving
    To start, I just purchased a AMH that came with her cart and harness. All is in good shape and working order except for one tire, which needs replaced. I am having a really hard time finding a replacement tire the correct size. Could anyone direct me? The tire I need is 2.50x16 Also, pictures...
  5. Driving
    I am interested in getting into Combined driving, in the future as my driving pony has not been hooked yet. Typically how much work on general driving happens before you begin combined driving? Obviously I'd want to take it slow. It's also not something common in my area so I wouldn't be...
  6. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Miniature horse nylon harness for sale. The mini modeling it is 31" Harness measurements> Saddle part is 17" Wide Backstrap 26" Long- Shortens to 22" Breast collar 23" Wide Traces 45" long Hip strap 25 1/2" wide Reins 80" long Bridle without blinkers--16" long, shortens a lot. 4" wide Bit...
  7. Driving
    I occasionally get the chance to work at my friends Arabian horse farm. (Let's pretend my friend's name is Martha.)Martha and I really get down to it on the rare times that I have a chance to drive down and visit her. We typically will ride 2-7 horses a day and make multiple trips down to the...
  8. Horse Talk
    After lunch with my grandfather I decided to take a short subway ride up to Central Park. I've been meaning to head up there for a while now, so I'm happy I've finally gotten to make the trip!! I was so pleased with what I saw. As many of you know, the carriage industry is under fire. Mayor...
  9. New to Horses
    I really need help, and quickly! My parents are debating whether or not to let me half lease a horse. I really want to, but they are only saying no because they don't want to have to drive up to my stables 3 x a week. It's only about a 10 minute drive, but they are refusing still. I live in...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi! I’m a new Horse Forumer and I was wondering a few questions specifically about driving. What are the benefits? How long did it take you to train your horse to drive? Has anyone made their own cart/harness? I have a 5 yr old Morgan (broke to ride) and I think driving is cool (I have never...
  11. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    I'm looking to buy the surcingle part of a driving harness...one that has the loops on the surcingle ( to hold the shafts in )- I may be interested in buying an entire mini harness as well. Please send me a PM with pics and price. Must be willing to accept paypal and ship :) thanks
  12. Horse Breeding
    my 5 yr.old mini mare(9hh) is supposed to have a foal the end of July to the mid of August... She gets all the hay she wants, the pasture is going to be turning green within the next month, and I'm giving her an armful of rich alfalfa every day. Plus she gets free choice minerals. should I be...
  13. Driving
    Hi :) I just got a cart for my mini mare and the cart has Bike Tires... HOW can I "easily" turn them into sledding material? Idea's?? picture? thanks!
  14. Driving
    So, I'm looking at this lovely restored phaeton/surrey tomorrow. I don't know a whole lot about driving, but I've been longing to train my horse since I drove a mini at camp many years ago :lol: The following pics are of the phaeton. I'm rather confused about harnesses, and the one thing driving...
  15. Driving
    Hi! So I'm looking for some input from people on here who have more experience with driving then I do. I was not looking to buy a cart or anything (my boss has plenty she said I could use) but since I'm going to be training my mare to drive and I'll be out of riding for at least a year some of...
  16. Draft Horses
    I just have a few questions for Clydesdale owners! In a couple of years I'm going to be looking for another horse (due to my mare being up there in years). I've always had an affinity for Clydesdales and draft horses. I was thinking in general about different breeds their temperaments (I need...
  17. Member Journals
    Well I figured I should start a journal here to pass the time because I won't be riding for at least a year and a half. I have two horses and board at the most wonderful place in the world. It has no arena (other than fields and the BO's front yard and a roundpen) and doesn't look like much from...
  18. Driving
    I couldn't find this subject on here but I have a probably stupid question. I recently got into an accident and practically shattered my knee, the doctors say it will probably be a year to two years at least for me to ride and even then there is no guarantee on that time frame. I work and...
  19. Driving
    As I was driving in the streets today I was thinking "hey, what would I do if the donkey became unruly?" for whatever reason, taking off mainly. He has NOT ever shown any signs of being unmanageable or flightly. He is a great listener, he stops, walks and trots with voice commands 95% of the...
  20. Driving
    I thought I'd post a little donkey update, it's been a while! :D First, I've been driving the them tandem on the ground. It's been, well, funny! The people at the barn get quite a chuckle when the see me with my very long lines trying to get them lined up. I must say, they are VERY tolerant and...
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