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  • Driving carts for Fjord horses
  • Horse cart bounces in shafts

 
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    04-13-2010, 08:44 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by themacpack    
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.
Wasnt my idea lol. You think we can overhaul it to fit?
     
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    04-13-2010, 09:38 PM
  #12
Green Broke
You tell if it is balanced by holding the shafts level and someone sits in it. It shouldn't be heavy on the shafts but balanced. When hooked to the mini the shafts should be level if not then you can tell if it is leaning down and putting too much pressure on pony then it is too big
     
    04-13-2010, 09:42 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by churumbeque    
You tell if it is balanced by holding the shafts level and someone sits in it. It shouldn't be heavy on the shafts but balanced. When hooked to the mini the shafts should be level if not then you can tell if it is leaning down and putting too much pressure on pony then it is too big
ok, thanks!
     
    04-14-2010, 12:48 AM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
Wasnt my idea lol. You think we can overhaul it to fit?
depends on the cart, I think. Sometimes you can put smaller wheels on a cart. But there is a lot of height difference between fjord and mini.
     
    04-14-2010, 04:09 AM
  #15
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I repeat:

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Originally Posted by CheyAut    
If it's two wheel, this cart is NOT balanced for her and you should find a proper sized cart.
I own a Fjord who drives, and I own minis who drive (and a Fell, but that doesn't pertain to this). I would NEVER EVER use a cart that fits my Fjord on my minis, no matter what one could do to the shafts.
     
    04-14-2010, 06:36 AM
  #16
Green Broke
Please read what CheyAut has said. She raises minis and drives them competitively - in short, she knows her stuff. As she has said, your cart is not designed for use with a mini. No amount of retrofitting is going to change that fact. Your horse is best served by using equipment that is meant for use with her.
     
    04-14-2010, 06:37 AM
  #17
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
Wasnt my idea lol. You think we can overhaul it to fit?
I understand it may not have been your idea, but it CAN be your idea to stop using equipment that isn't working.
     
    04-14-2010, 10:58 AM
  #18
Yearling
What height is your mini? And how big is this cart? Is there anyway you could maby post a picture of it.
     
    05-11-2010, 07:32 PM
  #19
Foal
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Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
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?

You are going to get a bounce with all carts. Depending on the horse their action and how you are harnessed it's hard to say without a photo.Does the cart have springs? Shaft loops secured down could be one problem. Shafts to high or to low another.
With a four wheeled vehicle you don't get a bounce because the shafts connect to the axle and shafts are able to move up and down without carrying the bounce to the carriage.
     
    05-12-2010, 01:01 PM
  #20
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I will post pics sometime
     

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