Originally Posted by Saddlebag
I have been corresponding with a lady who's asking $500 for a Devon Viceroy that needs new wheels. Jerald wheels, complete, will run about $1000 for 4. She says the easy entry ones will work and cost about $400 complete and delivered. The cart is about 4 hrs away so I can't just pop over and have a look. It's a 60's model and has always been shedded. Do you think the easy entry wheels will be alright?
I can't remember what size horse you have. For your first vehicle, if this is, I would recomend a cart.
If I am correct the vicerots are more of a vehicle made for the ring, like for saddlebreads and roadsterponies, A viceroy won't hold up cross country and through fields and such. The wire wheels don't hold up being torqued.
For $1000 you should be able to get an easy entry cart. Those are great, east to get in and out and you can get them with better wheels.
I even think a great manufacturer is in Canada somewhere. I will find that name for you.
It all depends on what kind of driving you will be doing.
My personal opinion is that viceroys are show carts only and are too delicate for much everyday use.