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Fiona Powell
Posted on Saturday, 2 February, 2008 - 5:26 pm:   

See David Taylor's and my comments under General Chat for more info?
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Barbara Martin
Posted on Wednesday, 30 January, 2008 - 5:32 pm:   

I drove mini shetlands for a number of years(34"), indoors and out, and found that provided you got them fit they could cope with everything I tried them at. The biggest problem is hills and sticky going as they have to work hard. We always drove with 2 people and I am not petite although my groom usually was. These shetlands were used in mines in the past pulling loads of approx 1/2 ton. It is important to ensure your trap is the right size for your pony. I wish you lots of fun.
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Liz Howe
Posted on Monday, 28 January, 2008 - 4:03 pm:   

I wouldn't think your miniature Shetland would have any trouble pulling an adult. I have been doing I.H.D.T with my 36" Shetland and she's been going great guns, though I do compete hors concours as I don't carry a groom. Remember it is harder work for the pony on an artificial surface than driving on a tarmac road. Shetlands just love to drive, I'm sure your little chap will relish the task. Good luck and enjoy.
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mummymoomoo
Posted on Thursday, 24 January, 2008 - 8:23 pm:   

I have a min shetland, he's 32" high. My 3 y-o daughter rides him. He is broken to harness and I have been given the use of a trap. I have done a small amount of driving in the past but have no idea how much my little man can pull. Can anyone help me?

Thanks

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