Local know-it-all “helped” someone introduce their Friesian to Driving.
Quotes as it ended poorly, with a crash.
This gal Talks the Talk, but push come to shove, her knowledge is lacking. Dangerously.
Told a Newb Driver friend (of us both) her mini would not back because he “did not like” breeching.
Newb drives trails & IMO, that is a place breeching is important.
Eventually another friend with more knowledge got Newb to use breeching and successfully back her mini.
Back to the Friesian:
I never got details of the mess, but KIA posted a mea culpa “all my fault” on FB
Um… who else would be to blame?
I finally saw the cart used & it is (now was) Accident To Happen material.
#1- pony sized, large pony, but not horse-sized
#2-which means shafts were too short for the horse
#3-one heavy metal shaft was broken in half by the crash. Not lightweight tubing, this was pretty solid.
My thought is getting poked in the shoulder when asked to turn might have been the impetus for the crash.
AFAIK, Friesian has not been driven since.
What advice would you give HO?
Besides "Get the right size cart’