This is a weird, weird, weird month. NEVER in the last 6 years that I’ve had driving horses, have they been worked in February. They usually aren’t even started back ground driving until late March!
This weather is making me very happy. I got to the barn early Saturday morning and got the minis out for a tandem drive. This was their 4th drive together and I think they are doing wonderfully! They are improving in everything – figuring out how to work together, and their trotting is getting super. Their turns are better and better, and I’m starting to figure out rein control.
I tell ya… it’s one thing riding 1 horse with 4 reins (like a double bridle, or pelham bit), only controlling 1 mouth… but to have 4 reins and control 2 mouths at the same time is a real challenge.
But it’s so much fun!!! I think I am officially a driving addict, and definitely addicted to driving 2 horses! All I can think about is learning to drive a pair and getting a buddy for Chewbacca! (Not going to happen any time soon.)
And speaking of Chewbacca (and Luke!) they also went out for a drive! This was Luke’s 1st drive of the year, Chewie’s 2nd already, and they were super! Did some trail driving nearby.
What a great day!
Chewbacca and Luke :
Enjoy the beautiful non-winter!