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21st May 2011, 11:12 PM
This is all new to me but I need to learn quick!! Becky is getting backed and broken to drive!!!
Any tips??? I prefer to be on the pony so need some tips to "feel" in control in a trap x
21st May 2011, 11:20 PM
Keep light contact with the mouth.
Use your voice
Get someone to fit the harness for you and show you how to put it on.
Buy a white flat canvas halter (show one) to put on under the bridle.
Take your time, enjoy it and relax, its not a race.
22nd May 2011, 01:52 PM
Get some lessons with a school master. Green + green = black and blue (or at least it has the potential to)
My Crazy Clan
23rd May 2011, 08:49 PM
I would get some lessons with the man thats breaking her to drive, its better to know it all and be prepared incase something goes wrong.
25th May 2011, 02:46 PM
When Joe was broken to drive I had lessons from the guy who was breaking him. I'd not previously driven ... ever!
Apparently lots of poeple who ride don't feel in control, but I've never been one of those.
Take it slowly, find somewhere safe ... ie your field to practise. Employ (bribing best friends works!) a co driver! Then move onto quiet roads. Even have your co driver walking to start.
I drive without blinkers, as I figured he might well get used to them and then there could potentially be problems when he was broken to ride! He's now driven in a dually.
And if you want to come have a practice Joe and I aren't too far away ...
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