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Re: [RC] my endurance buggy horse!!!!(safety first) - Barbara McCrary

We had one such experience trying to break a horse to cart.  He took off, minus driver, crossed a wooden bridge, hung a sharp left down a paved county road, then a sharp right into a neighbors yard and we finally found him on his side under the bottom rail of a board fence.  The cart was flipped over, the harness all wrapped around the horse.  We dismantled the harness, strap by strap and rescued the poor guy.  Had he not been immobilized by the bottom board, it would have been far more dangerous an operation than it turned out to be.  We never attempted to work with this particular horse again, as we realized he just was too frightened to be reliable.
I cannot emphasize the wisdom of Jonni's word too much.  We've been there, done that, and had some awful wrecks of our own.  Fortunately, no injured people or horses, but some of our collection of rigs are not quite what they used to be.
 
Barbara
----- Original Message -----
From: Tx Trigger
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 12:04 PM
Subject: [RC] my endurance buggy horse!!!!(safety first)

. Being around carriage horses, I have seen some horrible, horrible wrecks. As far as horse involved wrecks, horses who were being driven are the worst. The horse will have total fear. Once they take off, nothing usually stops then until they run into something, or go down and get caught in harness or something else and can't get back up. 

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