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    Favorite Exercises?

    Recently bought a new horse. With the end goal being a ride and drive horse who I can take through, ideally, second level.

    I am an experienced driving trainer with a background in ridden dressage...
  2. Registration is open until April 12th. All levels...

    Registration is open until April 12th. All levels welcome!
  3. Driving Clinic - April 19th - Atlantic County NJ

    Hello!

    Please consider joining us for a driving clinic April 19th with ADS judge, competitor and Single Tree Stable owner, Jessica Axelsson. Lessons are either private or semi-private and are on...
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    Yes, my driving pony (very sucessful at many...

    Yes, my driving pony (very sucessful at many pleasure driving shows) is a 'bad' lesson pony!
    The key is to determine why they are being 'bad'. The fear based issues worry me a bit. My pony was...
  5. gothedistance, don't get me wrong I like working...

    gothedistance, don't get me wrong I like working with good riding horses too! But as a trainer, more often than not, it's not the "good" ones that come my way! ;)
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of driving! :)

    Welcome to the wonderful world of driving! :)
  7. As a professional who went to college for an...

    As a professional who went to college for an equine degree (and later for a business degree), my suggestion to anyone, like yourself, is to get a working student position with the best (I'll leave...
  8. Lots of good words of wisdom here, just a couple...

    Lots of good words of wisdom here, just a couple quick things to add. After breaking and training many horses (well mostly ponies) to cart I have found:

    - I won't break them to cart if:
    they are...
  9. If you are ever here for vacation we offer...

    If you are ever here for vacation we offer driving lessons year around with our ponies, so come drive with us!
  10. Free Introduction to driving presentation in NJ

    FREE - Introduction to Driving Presentation
    Offered January 15th 6:30-8:30pm Cape May Court House NJ.
    A great place to ask questions and mingle with other driving folks!

    No driving experience...
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    Yes, you can certainly get a pony, cart and...

    Yes, you can certainly get a pony, cart and harness for under $5,000 BUT be patient and take your time looking!
    I bought my pony 4 years ago for $2,500. He came with a meadowbrook and a decent...
  12. Hi there! I know I am not super close (Located...

    Hi there! I know I am not super close (Located in Cape May, NJ) but I can offer you a safe very seasoned pony to take lessons with and I am a licensed pleasure driving judge with the ADS as well as...
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    I totally agree with you on not wanting your...

    I totally agree with you on not wanting your name/reputation tied to a braid job you can't be proud of! I have had a few manes that were not so good over the years, ranging from ponies with HUGE...
  14. Yes I agree with b&b... don't fault the seller...

    Yes I agree with b&b... don't fault the seller for offering what they think matchs your needs. They don't know how well you have thought out your requirements or how definite you are on those said...
  15. I also suggest sew-in braids! They are fairly...

    I also suggest sew-in braids! They are fairly simple and (for me at least) they stay in way better then rubber banded braids!
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    As a pleasure driving competitor and judge...

    As a pleasure driving competitor and judge turnout is my favorite class! (I realize I am the exception not the rule! :) ) And I say this as I sit at my office with harness pieces on my lap polishing...
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    As a trainer who purchases, trains and sells...

    As a trainer who purchases, trains and sells ponies for driving, people ask me often "how can you sell them?", I find myself explaining frequently that I buy them to find them the right owner. I...
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    "From Royal Style" "Fabeled Royal Honey"...

    "From Royal Style"
    "Fabeled Royal Honey"
    "Fashionable Royal Style"

    I'll keep thinking... I love naming! :)
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    I'm not clueless, I also knew the historic reason...

    I'm not clueless, I also knew the historic reason as to why tear drops were used and I show a single pony with a tear drop on his bridle, as do many very knowledgeable competitors who show singles...
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    Well, I show ADS and local shows with my own...

    Well, I show ADS and local shows with my own ponies as well as students. I pay around $15+ a class at ADS shows and between $7 - $10 a class at local shows.
    I wouldn't under price an event...
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    :winkgrin: Yup, Very nice taste! :)

    :winkgrin: Yup, Very nice taste! :)
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    This is a Frey Sprint Cart! Here's the link,...

    This is a Frey Sprint Cart!
    Here's the link, great cart!
    http://www.colonialcarriage.com/item.cfm?id=1070
    :)
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    Definitely agree! Sounds like allergies! I have a...

    Definitely agree! Sounds like allergies! I have a 12.2hh pony who had the same symptoms, tried EVERYTHING! Creams, ointments, powders, shampoos, UGH! Finally had him allergy tested... 22 things he's...
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    Had an AWESOME shetland pony who had two blue...

    Had an AWESOME shetland pony who had two blue eyes, and my current mare has a blue streak in one eye... my personal opinion is they are smarter and most people don't "get" smart horses! ;) They think...
  25. The best way to secure a cart would be to have a...

    The best way to secure a cart would be to have a rack on the truck, some fit in the holes on the bed,
    they look like this:...
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