Young Arabian-Percheron doing carriage driving practice in elementary school parking lot, and later passes the high school. Green (inexperienced) 3 year old horse in training, carriage driving in Gilford NH neighborhood. He is barefooted wearing boots in front.
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25 Responses to Carriage horse driving at school

  1. Anonymous says:

    @Emura100 I don’t think horses are ever too old to learn new things– but her inborn disposition is quite important. If she is calm and sensible about most things, she should be able to learn to drive. Her past exposure to different things will help her. Be sure you like the trainer’s methods though, go observe some lessons first.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love seeing horse drawn carts! Always wanted to learn to drive myself. I have a paso fino mare who is 11 years old. Do you think she would be to old to learn if I could find a trainer (I live near a Morgan farm that has driving lessons sometimes)?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I saw ellen today and she said she bought 2 new little horses

  4. Anonymous says:

    @Sparky333441 School was not in session… we didn’t leave any manure behind, which is the only objection we have ever gotten to driving in our little town. Here most people love seeing the horses, And Gilford likes to think it’s still a “village.”

  5. Anonymous says:

    how were you allowed to do this? My school would go crazy. Pretty much everywhere nowadays doesn’t allow horses!

  6. Anonymous says:

    @ebonymare You must put up some videos of your own!

  7. Anonymous says:

    @ebonymare Thanks so much for your kind words. Sometimes I wonder if folks get tired of so many views of our horses’ butts! But I love watching them progress, as you must enjoy your own. Good luck in your own driving!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I want to thank you for putting up these videos. You obviously love what you’re doing and have a wealth of knowledge of skill. It’s nice to watch these before I go out to my carriage lessons. So I can ‘ see’ what I want to achieve in my head.

  9. Anonymous says:

    aww he’s doing suck a great job & he’s so pretty :)
    good luck to both of you on his training :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    watch the best horse ever in my channel;)

  11. Anonymous says:

    renesmeedawn51…Check into the many wonderful rescues. They evaluate and do basic ground training before they are placed.

  12. Anonymous says:

    scary like old time cuz it just is

  13. Anonymous says:

    @phillydogger The only reason ANY whip or crop would scare a horse is if he has been abused by a whip (ie. a rider or driver) where excessive use of force occurred. The horse should respect the whip but never be punished with one. People are supposed to be smarter than horses, therefore we should be able to teach them things without punishing them for not understanding. Once the horse becomes scared, he is no longer learning anything at that moment, because his fear overrides everything else.

  14. Anonymous says:

    @horsepaintings So it doesn’t scare them like a riding crop? I had wondered about that.

  15. Anonymous says:

    @renesmeedawn51 In driving a horse, the whip is one of your aids, in place of your legs and weight on his back. The horse is touched lightly with the lash as a signal– in this vid he is touched maybe 4-5 times; since he is green and still learning he has to be reminded that the touch of the whip has a meaning. I agree that the horse should NOT have excessive force or punishment, but as used here, this could in no way wear him down. We back off on the frequency of use once he has learned better.

  16. Anonymous says:

    @renesmeedawn51 We bred and raised this boy and his brother, and both are carriage horses now and ride too. Percheron-Arabian crosses if you want to go that route!

  17. Anonymous says:

    you should probably not whip your horse to much, it could wear them down

  18. Anonymous says:

    i love your horse. im also thinking of getting one, where did you get yours?

  19. Anonymous says:

    @pecoslover97 The building in the vid is an elementary school, we’re in their parking lot on a weekend! And the one across the main street is a middle/high school.

  20. Anonymous says:

    what school?

  21. Anonymous says:

    quite the contrary. The rubber shoes are only to be worn for a very short time, ie no more than a few hours, because they do the exact opposite than what you think they do. Because a draft horses foot is small in comparision to its size the shock will go down into the ground and then bounce back into their joints with the rubber shoes on. and they dont make the boots in an 8…ive looked.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Thank you. I’m sure constant pavement would wear their feet out without shoes, and I don’t know whether hoof boots would hold up to pavement either. The rubber tires seem like a good idea for shock absorption.

  23. Anonymous says:

    your Perchie is a cutie! and i quite enjoyed your foot discusssion. My ponies are both barefoot. I love them that way! I work at a large draft barn, we use steel shoes with borium only on the heels to allow for grip on pavement but allows for slide too so they dont screw up their bones and joints. they’re spoiled though. Only working 2-3 hrs a day 3 days a week. for our wedding horses we have rubber ‘tires’ that bolt onto their steel shoes. they only wear them for a short time and only walk.

  24. Anonymous says:

    UR right we usually do stop at stop signs, always at intersections. In this case we had a clear view a long distance both directions of a small town neighborhood street, so we got lazy and just slowed a little before pulling out!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Love this video. I got an X-carriage horse. What I love about this video is that they run a stop sign! It’s a vehicle too!

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