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    04-12-2010, 10:41 PM
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Question Bouncing cart????

I drive my mini mare, Ruby and every time she goes out in her cart, especially while trotting, the cart bounces all over the place. We got the cart for free. It was used on a fjord but we got the shafts bent in to fit Ruby. Why is this happening?
     
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    04-13-2010, 04:08 AM
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You're using a horse sized cart on a mini???

Is it two wheel or four wheel?

If it's two wheel, this cart is NOT balanced for her and you should find a proper sized cart.

If it's four wheel, sure hope it's light enough for her!
     
    04-13-2010, 09:23 AM
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Green Broke
Posting a picture would be helpfull. Does sound strang that you could uses a Fjord cart on a mini.
Terrain and the horses trotting will also cause bouncing. Too many unknown to give an educated answer
     
    04-13-2010, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by CheyAut    
You're using a horse sized cart on a mini???

Is it two wheel or four wheel?

If it's two wheel, this cart is NOT balanced for her and you should find a proper sized cart.

If it's four wheel, sure hope it's light enough for her!
It is a 2 wheel
     
    04-13-2010, 03:10 PM
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Weanling
It sounds like it is a home made cart with no suspension ,but your own weight, should stop it bouncing,but if you mean its a hard uncomfortable drive ,it does sound like a lack of suspension,[springs or shockers]
     
    04-13-2010, 04:14 PM
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Would it help if we moved the seat back so the cart is more balanced?
     
    04-13-2010, 04:46 PM
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Weanling
Try it ,all you can do is experiment until you get it right
     
    04-13-2010, 06:11 PM
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Yearling
My cart is really bouncy when I'm in it alone. Rides fine when I have more weight/a passenger in it. (not really what you want to do driving a mini, I'm just saying.. I know the feeling of a bouncy cart.)

I also think it's strange that you can fit a horse cart to a mini. Do you have pictures?
     
    04-13-2010, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Reiterin    
My cart is really bouncy when I'm in it alone. Rides fine when I have more weight/a passenger in it. (not really what you want to do driving a mini, I'm just saying.. I know the feeling of a bouncy cart.)

I also think it's strange that you can fit a horse cart to a mini. Do you have pictures?
It bounces when her back raises and I think there might be too much pressure on her back causing the cart to bounce. I don't have pics but I can prob. Get some. All we did was bent the shafts in
     
    04-13-2010, 08:32 PM
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Green Broke
I would guess a lot of the problem you are having is due to the fact that the cart is not really fit for the horse you are using it on. Simply bending the shafts does not a mini-cart make.
     

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