Got a chance to drive Faux Grandson’s Pleasure/Roadster pony last night.
First thrill was discovering This OldBroad was indeed able to get in & out of his work cart. Those Gyny-style stirrups had me worried.
I discovered it was not as bad as feared.
Then the Fun began
I got a taste of his trot
Not his Road gait, but a nice clip.
And discovered what a great job FG has done to finish this pony.
He got him as a just-started 2yo, resold him at 4, bought him back at 5.
Now at 9, he has a lovely-mannered pony with a great mind.
Pony obviously knew it was a different hand on the lines, but behaved perfectly for me
I tease him that pony is ruining the Hackney Rep - he stands, untied, to be hitched/unhitched. Seen this done facing an open doorway leading to unfenced fields
I will drive pony again
And may start campaigning to be at the lines for County Fair Ladies to Drive class
Finally, now I “get” the lure of the breed.
Drivers, Drive On!