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This is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever seen. First off, to even consider driving a horse that hot proves your insanity, much less without a breeching and in this case a bucking strap, and a cart with no back or sides. Secondly, the lack of common sense displayed in this video is astounding. No one seems to know what they’re doing. Handling horses in general requires a good deal of common sense and a dose of healthy fear, but as soon as you hitch a 1,000+ pound animal to a carriage and then place yourself in that carriage, the level of common sense and cautiousness required goes up significantly. This has been an impassioned rant by Katherine. Thank you for your time. I’m sick of people making a joke of the sport I love by not respecting it and taking it so lightly. Putting yourself and your animals in needless danger for the sake of success and winning ribbons is selfish and pointless.