Blessing: Driving Mare

amywink February 20th, 2012

I also had a lovely surprise on Saturday. Blessing has learned to pull a tire! It’s been two weeks since I’ve seen her work and she’s improved her directional understanding and her “whoa”– which at last viewing, she had deemed merely as a polite suggestion rather than a hard and fast rule of equine deportment. No longer. she has a good stop and appears quite confident in her directions, moving without the furrowed brow of concentration.

She seems quite engaged in her training as well and inspected the tire quite rigorously, giving it a good kick as well as a bite, before settling down to business.


She didn’t bat an eye at the some-what snake-y sound the tire made following her around the round pen.

She’s also beginning to look remarkably like her brother:

After her workout, we measured her and she sticks at 14′2 almost 14′3, the height of her brother. I may have a matched pair after all!

One Response to “Blessing: Driving Mare”

  1. Stevenon 20 Feb 2012 at 9:39 am

    Is that 14 their measurement in hands? What’s the number after? An inch? A finger? ;-)

    I had no idea that tire-dragging was a part of training a horse for a carriage!

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