I have Shetland ponies. How does the age to start training relate to carriage driving instead of riding? what is the difference in physical stress problems for driving rather than riding? Somewhere I read that horses are much better suited to driving rather than riding...so, does that mean that carriage driving is (overall)a better use for the pony?
Next question...I think you have reviewed this, but just to clarify...physical maturation of Shetland ponies is no different than horses, right?