We have been focusing a lot recently on driving our horses. Elizabeth, John and I all prefer to drive.
Amber and Kimberly, Kaya and Tre have been a big help this year. Tre is particularly good with the foals…He’s just their size.
Amber has been riding a lot and really working some of the horses. If you see more pictures of her, it is because Kimberly and Kaya have both been out of town; and Kaya has knee problems typical of teenage girls growing taller!
Tim P. has been coming to work the stallions (we see him less now that it is HOT and he has a new job); and most especially Noel J and Michael M have been doing quite a bit of long lining, leading, and driving training.
John and I have enjoyed the times we’ve gotten to drive this year…and it is really neat seeing the grandkids and Elizabeth occasionally at the reins.
More driving pictures and driving training blogs to follow. Stay tuned. Elizabeth gives me lots of pictures to go through!
I specifically want to mention Noel (Jones) and Helen (Roeder)’s driving pairs discussion group. www.drivingpairs.com
They have had the group since 2006. It specifically focuses on driving pairs. So, if you have an interest in pairs, or multiples, this is THE place to go.
With all the interest in the 2010 World Equestrian Games this year in Lexington, KY, www.AlltechFEIgames.com, pair driving is going to be a topic of discussion in the horse world, and in general.
Noel, Helen, and the MANY MANY drivers of pairs will get you up to speed regarding the world of driving multiples!
FYI, it appears that you need a Google email account to actually join the discussion group…but you can see what’s going on via the link.
So, go check out their Discussion group…there is a vast archive of information, and current discussions on-going. Be careful being a newbie though…
There is no such thing as a “stupid” question…but look and see if they have already answered it in the Archives.
And if you have Single, or beginning, driving questions…write to us, here on the blog, or to Noel…
His email is: Gedeckt@usit.net