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Sunny as a driving horse
Two photos of my Thoroughbred stallion Sunny as a driving horse. Sunny was too lazy to be a dramatic dressage horse (that's OK because I was never a great dressage rider), but he was a wonderful driving horse. He was the first horse I ever schooled seriously in dressage and the first I ever trained to drive. He taught me a lot.
Sunny was absolutely bomb-proof in traffic. The same extra calm disposition that was a disadvantage for ridden dressage competition was priceless for driving, especially under traffic conditions. There are two children in the cart with me and their mother took the photo. This is on a busy street that goes past Griffith Park ; we are almost opposite the well known "Horse Laundry".
and here is the line drawing I burnt into one side of my wooden "braiding box" (footstool used to more easily braid horse's mane and forelock for competitions) :
He was also a moderately good dressage driving horse. Notice by the way that he is driven "open bridle" (without blinders) and without a check rein , which is also the case in the street traffic photo and how I normally drove him. I agree with Black Beauty that a horse trained open bridle is much safer to drive in traffic and that a well mannered horse has no need of a check rein.
(note: I have faded the background of this picture for artistic reasons.)