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  • Cart driving shafts bounce
  • Horse shafts too long

 
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    05-21-2010, 03:26 PM
  #31
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
I actually wasn't pulling her that way, I always have to keep my reins taut because if I don't , she will run. There was a huge ditch there so I didn't want to pull my right rein I will try a whip but she is scared to death of them because she was abused
If your worried about the whip practice while line driving and not hooked to the cart
     
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    05-21-2010, 03:29 PM
  #32
Started
Ok. I will try that! Thanks!
     
    05-21-2010, 03:31 PM
  #33
Started
Is the cart okay enough for me to continue using it?
     
    05-21-2010, 03:45 PM
  #34
Foal
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Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
Okay. What can I do about her lugging (head off to one side) which is what she is doing in the second pic? So the cart is fine for her and I should be able to continue using it?
The cart you have is a little big so it is hard to balance it. The shafts look a little high. You might look into smaller wheels.
You might also start carrying a whip even if you don't use it it is a good habit to carry one. The whip is a tool it can be used for affection and correction and keeping stray dogs away.
     
    05-21-2010, 03:51 PM
  #35
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Originally Posted by Phaeton    
The cart you have is a little big so it is hard to balance it. The shafts look a little high. You might look into smaller wheels.
You might also start carrying a whip even if you don't use it it is a good habit to carry one. The whip is a tool it can be used for affection and correction and keeping stray dogs away.

So the current cart may be okay with smaller wheels is what you are saying, right? I will start carrying a whip. I had a loose dog come around us on our property and he tried to bite me
     
    05-29-2010, 06:13 AM
  #36
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I wouldn't say smaller wheels, that is actually harder on a horse to pull.

Have soemone hold the shafts at the level they're at on your horse while you sit in it. If you sitting on it puts weight into the shafts, the cart isn't balanced right for the horse. But the seat is behind the axel, which should shift the weight OFF the shafts, so to me it looks like it's ok, but the only way to know is having someone hold the shafts at that level to check ;)
     
    05-29-2010, 10:46 AM
  #37
Started
Ok. Thanks!
     
    06-26-2010, 12:36 PM
  #38
Weanling
Aside from the cart being not the right size for a mini it sounds like it is not balanced. If the seat is too far back the shafts will lift in the shaft loops allowing the shafts to bounce up and down it the seat is too far forward too much weight will be applied to the saddle and horses back. When you are in the cart and another person picks up the shafts to driving height there should be no more than 10 pounds of weight on the shafts. Also the ends of your shafts should not protrude beyond the point of the shoulder of your horse. If your shafts are too long it could change the balance of your cart.
     
    07-07-2010, 08:24 PM
  #39
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Originally Posted by eliduc    
Aside from the cart being not the right size for a mini it sounds like it is not balanced. If the seat is too far back the shafts will lift in the shaft loops allowing the shafts to bounce up and down it the seat is too far forward too much weight will be applied to the saddle and horses back. When you are in the cart and another person picks up the shafts to driving height there should be no more than 10 pounds of weight on the shafts. Also the ends of your shafts should not protrude beyond the point of the shoulder of your horse. If your shafts are too long it could change the balance of your cart.
Found the problem! The seat wasn't far back enough and the thingers that keep the shafts from flying up were WAY too tight putting pressure the saddle
     

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