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#1 Push_My_Buttons

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Hey guys,

A few questions...

My brother is getting married next year(feb. ish), and wanted to know if I could teach my horses to pull a sleigh for the guests... but I'm not sure it'll work??

I have never done this and neither have my horses(if this could work I will learn how to drive(?) properly). I have an appendix, and a quarter horse. Both of them are very calm, there isn't a whole heck of a lot that scares or worries them. We wouldn't be going around traffic, just down a quiet lane.

So could this work? If so, what is the best way to get us headed in the right direction?

#2 Zakima

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

Depending on your horses, it could be possible. Given your situation and the time frame my choice would be to have the horses trained rather than trying to do even the beginning ground work by yourself. I would want a lot of miles on the horse before taking guests.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:56 AM

I too would have someone that knows what they are doing break it to drive. Green horse + green driver = someone or thing is going to get hurt.

Slieghs can be real tippy if you try to turn too sharp. They also only usually hold two people. I would suggest a bobsliegh instead. The front bobs turn independently and they are more stable. I will try to post a pict of mine.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:57 AM

this would be nice for your wedding trip

http://www.besthorse...d=4f5d53a51e2ac

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

Thanks guys. Does anyone know where I could find someone to teach us? I live in Alberta

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

]Here is the link for the Alberta Carriage Driving Association. They should be able to get you a list of instructors and mentors in your area.

www.albertadriving-acda.ca
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

Just remember that driving a sled is alot different that driving a carriage. Might be a better idea to see if you could hire someone with a sled to do the wedding for you? just a thought! :confused0024:
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