View Full Version : Bramble's Driving!
26th Mar 2007, 07:44 PM
:) My little pony has surprised me once again!
We have been out on a few drives over the last two weeks and she has really seemed to enjoy it, she definatly enjoys driving more than riding, she's also a lot fitter than we thought.
Am very proud of her at the moment. We're hopefully meeting up with a few friends and their horses to go out for a long drive at the weekend.
Unfortunatly Bramble is going to have to prove herself a little as for some reason these drivers are really down on mares driving, we're hoping to change their minds as she has a lot of heart and is really well behaved.
26th Mar 2007, 07:56 PM
I'm sure Bramble will teach those people, that mares can drive just as good as any other gelding or stallion!!! :cool: :D
She does look like she's proud of herself!! ;)
26th Mar 2007, 07:56 PM
Well done bramble!:) - i-m sure you will soon change the drivers minds on mare-s driving! - she is a credit to you! :)
26th Mar 2007, 09:04 PM
She looks great! How old is she now?
26th Mar 2007, 09:14 PM
She's rising 5 in June just starting to fill out, she's standing at 13.3hh now so a little bigger than she was when we first posted about her.
26th Mar 2007, 09:21 PM
Dolly's doing good - she'll be 7 in May and has stopped at around 13.2hh but is enormous - really chunky and strong (not an ounce of fat on her at the moment though :D) Must get some new pics of her :D
27th Mar 2007, 08:59 AM
WHAT?? We'll set the Whiffy Chicken on them and she can dribble on them! And Rinky Dink! and Kina would be horrified to think that someone thought mares were a lesser driving beastie!
Kina is a bit like driving a tank or a big ship under full sail, but you always got where you were going in one bit.
27th Mar 2007, 12:22 PM
I don't think they have any basis for their complaints about mares, as they seem to think that they are too moody to drive, even when I argued that surely it depends on the mare they wouldn't have it. It's silly as with Bramble you hardly notice that she is in season :rolleyes:
27th Mar 2007, 12:24 PM
Silly bias against mares.
27th Mar 2007, 12:39 PM
He he I'll let you know what they say after sundays drive, I think Bramble may show one of them up a little as she is very well behaved in the trap, not the fastest but definatly safe :)
27th Mar 2007, 09:08 PM
Anybody with a mare predudice just let me know and I'll let my little girl Blue voice her opinion with her hind feet!!!!!;)
28th Mar 2007, 07:55 AM
I love your picture Jinglejoys ! xxx
I have a mare since retired that I drove on the heaviest roads never put a foot wrong, never kicked, never looked at the heaviest of traffic, would go forever if you let her, was never lame or ill. I was stuck in a horrendous thunderstorm once which i couldn't see where i was going and couldn't stop as I was on a busy road, she got me home in one piece I had my eyes shut at one point as the rain has hitting me in my eyes in a straight line I trusted her implicitly(sp?) she took me back to the door of her stable safetly bless her. I let her have some time off to have babies, three years in all and put her back in harness, was like she's never been away from it. She was truly the best harness pony I've owned the only thing she didn't like was the slow down signs on the road she'd speed up over them obviously she couldn't read
Mares are equal to any stallion or gelding IMO easily.
28th Mar 2007, 08:12 AM
Awwww Congratulations Bramble :D - i dont post on here anymore but I do still read posts every week or so, and I just had to reply to this one Dawn. She looks such a grown up girl and you have done so well with her. Very smart wheels you have there too - definately her colour. Im now living in Cheshire (long story) so I wont be able to come down and see her in person, but its lovely to know how well you are all doing. Just to think that I was the first one that took you out in a carriage....and if you could handle Ben the devil pony then anything that Bramble does in a carriage will be a doddle lol. All the best.. send me a pm or something to let me know that the rest of your life is going ok too :)
28th Mar 2007, 08:39 AM
She looks really smart, she really suits her driving gear. Have you tried driving Shandy or she is sticking to riding?
28th Mar 2007, 11:54 AM
Hey Janice nice to hear from you btw it is definatly your fault that I have an interest in driving. :)
Shandy is a funny girl, she's six now and is only really mentally starting to mature now. She is starting to be a nice hack but still gets very dizzy moments so may try her when she's older or just have her as a happy hacker (turbo charged :rolleyes: )
Love the piccie of Blue, we'll def have something to say if they diss mares on Sunday :) I am looking forward to it to see what they can actually find wrong with the way she drives as apart from being unfit she drives as the other two ponies do ;)
2nd Apr 2007, 07:02 AM
I thought I'd let you know how Bramble did on Sunday: Brilliant!! :)
Bless her, she was in harness for 6hrs including an hours rest at a local pub where she entertained the local children for a while :)
She hardly put a foot wrong, she stood 100% still to be harnessed then set off keeping pace with the others, at a very fast trot. it didn't worry her that she didn't know the area she really seemed to have fun, towards the end of the drive she was tired and wasn't quite fit enough to keep pace with them so we went at her own pace instead.
She only had one big spook and that was because the groom on the vehicle in front decided to jump straight toward her off the back, she was controllable though but after that really didn't want to get closer than about 6ft to the other people :rolleyes: bless her.
And best of all at the end of the drive sorting her out to come home, the only complaint they managed to make about mares is that she was noisy, when they got out of sight she called to them :)
The main critic of mares said that she was a very nice mare and very sensible he he think we one that one :p
We're joining them on Friday afternoon for a couple of hours so that should be a more manageable drive for her :)
2nd Apr 2007, 08:40 AM
Awww. Little Bramble all grown up! :)
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