Category Archives: Ground Driving

Generally, training that involves a headstall, bit (or sidepull) with saddle or surcingle, and two driving lines. The method to teach a horse to drive with a cart, and a way to start a horse before mounted work.

Reflections on Z’s horse training

Perhaps one of the things that irritate me the most about the horse community is the rigid thinking. The idea that there is only one way to do something with horses and if you don’t do it your mentor’s way … Continue reading

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ground driving 2-lines

I’ve been working with Z on ground driving. We started with one line and have graduated with two, but are still working on walk, move on, halt, back and turn cues in the round pen.

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Brain Melt

I’ve spent the last month preparing Z for ground driving. I held off actually doing it because her gash on the right leg would have been placed exactly where the line might have struck during the work, causing┬áher pain or … Continue reading

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Work and Rewards

Things are going slower with Z then I had anticipated. She is still quick to use her hindlegs as attack weapons so getting her comfortable with me being close to her is still a high priority. This is essential so … Continue reading

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