Driving Dream….

When I showed the following video to Guy McLean at the Road to the Horse in Feb he LAUGHED at my hat! Tell me you see more than the hat…it was all about the mini!

See this photo…this is what Denmark (the mini) and I have in mind….

Mini chariot race

However, this is where we are at (well, this was January anyway)….

So, today is my husbands birthday…think I can buy ‘him’ a mini to add to my team….


  1. Josephine on April 30, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Hi Stacy! My name is Josephine and I’m from Sweden. I just wanted to say that you are a huge inspiration for me and I love how you train your horses. I hope I will be as good as you some day, you’re my biggest role model!

    I would be so happy if you checked my YouTube chanel! http://www.youtube.com/user/MariedalsCliffton

  2. Katherine on April 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Training Question…..Stacy how did you get him used to the weight of the cart? I have a little 3 year old that I’m training….she does fine pulling a “drag” but gets really stressed about the weight of the cart when you put the shafts in the harness. Any ideas?

    • Stacy on July 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      I took long PVC pipes and slipped them into the harness while someone else lead the mini. Many horses feel trapped in the shafts and using this technique helped them understand the feeling of being trapped. It didn’t add much weight but by the time I got to the cart they didn’t care. Hope this helps!

  3. Katherine on April 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Training question…..I have been working with my 3 yr old mini for a couple of months now on driving, but she gets pretty stressed when I try to hook the cart up….not because of the cart….it’s the weight of the cart. I have used “drag” so she gets used to pulling but she gets really stressed about the weight once you set it in the harness. How did you accomplish this with your little guy? Thank you!

  4. Janet Hall-Gilbert on April 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Aren’t theses little guys just a blast. I have really been getting into chuck wagon races with them and they arr all heart.

  5. Janet on April 25, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Your hat is great! Hey it’s cold out there. Driving minis and ponies so much fun. I got a nice one for my 53rd birthday…some things never change. 😉

  6. Ms. Judy on April 25, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Your hat is awesome and so are you and your mini….my assistant and my three student instructors all wear one just like it!! Go Denmark!! Ms. Judy http://www.shockeystables.com


  7. Dee Gutkoska on April 25, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Obviously Guy doesn’t understand Ohio in January!! LOL Warm is warm, besides, it totally works with the mini 🙂

  8. Sandra Clifton on April 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I love the entire concept, the video left me chuckling with the music. Great sence of humor. And yes I think you shoul buy your other half a mini.

  9. Penny Lambeth on April 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Stacy and Jesse, have you seen the miniature horses that Letha’s cousin, and ours, has in
    Kentucky? We wwere there a couple of years ago and saw the foals. Adorable!

    • Stacy on July 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      No, I haven’t. I need to go down there sometime.

  10. Anne Hunter on April 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I like the hat. I think Guy McClean is jealous he doesn’t have such a cool hat. I have a hat like that only mine is blue. very warm for central Ohio winters.:)

  11. rcatheron on April 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    So darn cute, and so is the hat! I’d love to teach my mini-donks to drive, but I’m clueless 🙁

  12. Sherry Saddler Chandler on April 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Love the warm hat!! As for getting your husband a mini for his birthday?? Get him 2, they’re small!!

  13. debby on April 24, 2013 at 11:41 am

    How cute love it!!!!!!!

  14. Jean Nichols Cross on April 24, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Hey, I have that same hat. and I have videos of me driving my mini while wearing it. I am 6 feet tall and usually people just laugh at how short my horses look next me. Great video and a super great mini.

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