The sucky part is it was a really long post. Oh well, my bad.
Long story short, nah, I want to talk horses, long story long!
Four (five?) years ago I decided that my little easy entry cart that Shaman and I had put about 150 miles on, was actually too short for him.
I sold it and the nylon harness we had been using for years. I bought a brand new biothane harness for more money than I want to admit and put a down payment on a very nice sulky. At that point, my life fell apart, and one of the consequences was that I wound up defaultign on my sulky. Sigh. Sadness.
Since then I have only been riding, though we have used Shaman, and his new harness to do some yard work dragging.
Last year I bought a project cart, but due to lack of funds and pending major spinal surgery, I didn't get very far with it.
When I got it home.
Where it is now
If I can't ride, I really can't restore a wagon. Well, I found a little easy entry cart, seems to even have been made by the same manufacturer that my original one was - for $200. Now, we are broke beyond broke right now, but knowing that I can't ride, my husband scrounged the money for me to get the cart! I pick it up at noon today.
I am going to spend at least a few days - depending on my horse, having my daughter ground drive him and make sure his manners are intact before I get in the cart, but I feel better about starting him back to driving in a cart he knows, rather than jumping back in and introducing him to a wagon all in one step.
I get to drive again! (Of course, I have to figure out how to get it home on top of the SUV, but heck, my daughter is good at working things like that out)