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Old 2nd Oct 2011, 08:46 PM
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Dreaming of driving...

It may never happen as have to improve riding first but after seeing the pics of Scarlet's ancestors I cant help dreaming about it being us one day

Tried googling for somewhere near me who could break and teach for driving..anyone know anywhere near Edinburgh for future reference??

One of the pics that has inspired this post...

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Old 2nd Oct 2011, 08:48 PM
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Flodden Edge Farm down in the Borders - Tom is the guy who teaches Lovely people and great horses!
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Old 2nd Oct 2011, 08:56 PM
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thanks! Like I said it wont be for a while(years probably) but I'm putting it on our to do list just after solo hacks
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 06:23 AM
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I take it Scarlet is Welshman?
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 08:14 AM
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First lunge then lesson

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I take it Scarlet is Welshman?
Sorry in advance for this question its is going to show how little I know but she's a mare, can they not drive?
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 08:28 AM
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Doesnt Dave Wilson at West Linton break for driving?
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 11:59 AM
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Doesnt Dave Wilson at West Linton break for driving?
found his shops that sell all things driving but doesnt mention breaking or training
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 12:03 PM
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found his shops that sell all things driving but doesnt mention breaking or training
They are very helpful and probably advise you where to look. Give them a bell.
I am sure someone mentioned them as trainers before but maybe I am imagining things.
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Clashnoir Added his shop contact to my favourites for future ref...I had been thinking about it that much last night...looking at buggys on dragon driving that I actually dreamt about it last night...although pretty sure S was about 2 hands taller than in real life
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 12:16 PM
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I was dreaming about blizzards last night and my poor boy being out in his rain sheet instead of his fancy new Fal.

Good luck if you go ahead and do it. Driven several times and its so not for me. Feel far safer on the beasts.
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 12:55 PM
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Anything can drive, if they have the right mind for it, mares, stallions and geldings.

Whatever you go for in the initial training go for a 2 wheeler. A novice horse and driver are far safer in a 2 wheeler than a 4 wheeler
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 04:52 PM
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We were talking about snow today....Our facilities manager keeps track of the airport weather info and its still saying a bit possibility of snow this month...they were right last two years !!


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Anything can drive, if they have the right mind for it, mares, stallions and geldings.

Whatever you go for in the initial training go for a 2 wheeler. A novice horse and driver are far safer in a 2 wheeler than a 4 wheeler
Thanks Wally, one of the places recommended on here do introduction to driving days (4hrs with their horses) going to do one of them at some point to see if I like before even thinking of telling Scarlet the plan
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Old 3rd Oct 2011, 06:18 PM
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Make sure whoever teaches you is a LHHI, Light Harness Horse Instructor, or teaches you to handle the reins coachman style.

It can be difficult to learn, but once you have it it's far safer than a rein in each hand
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Make sure whoever teaches you is a LHHI, Light Harness Horse Instructor, or teaches you to handle the reins coachman style.

It can be difficult to learn, but once you have it it's far safer than a rein in each hand
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Sorry slightly off topic but why is this wally? With the possibility of my nife calm driving pony a field ornament and may having to consider the slightly more hot headed baby and want everything to be as safe as poss. Including me!!
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Flodden Edge Farm down in the Borders - Tom is the guy who teaches Lovely people and great horses!
Their website is great....and they do coachman rein handling Wally
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 06:36 AM
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Nor from the reports I have had, is he an LHHI?
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There are many advantages to coachman rein handling. One is you can use the whip and keep control of the right rein at the same time and another is you can INSTANTLY shorten your reins by a foot if needed in an emergency.

If I am driving hot headed I drive coachman, I only drive with a rein in each hand for cone driving or obstacles with a level headed, experienced horse.
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I am hoping to get back driving too and need some lessons and have a pony to break. But so far I've found it difficult to find somewhere in Northumberland and unfortunately have been well warned off the only name appearing on here by someone I trust to know.

Now Yorkshire is looking much more fruitful but it is a travel.
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