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        12-29-2012, 07:37 PM
      #31
    Yearling
    fuel

    Southern trails ga well mine runs on 2 haynets full and breakfast and evening feed and apples and carrots.
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        12-29-2012, 08:50 PM
      #32
    Banned
    I own cart very similar to the one in your profile picture Taffy Clayton only mine is black. I like the your new buggy, my MPB is really low. Granted the horse who used to pull it has since passed but even when he was alive it was really low.
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        01-02-2013, 06:39 PM
      #33
    Showing
    The horse is 15.1hh and sturdy. I was wondering that about the Viceroy. There's an old road adjacent to my property and I wasn't able to envision a Viceroy managing that with it's dips and hollows and a few mud holes. Would you believe it is cheaper for me to purchase out of the US and pay the freight that order from Canada. Much more expensive here. Half our retailer's website don't include prices as they are afraid someone will undercut their prices. How far are you from Branson?
         
        01-03-2013, 09:15 AM
      #34
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Inga    
    I absolutely LOVE the Meadowbrook cart. Can I ask what you don't like about that style cart? What made you decide to trade everything in for your new delux buggy?
    The Meadowbrook sits very low, it is difficult to see over Pilgrim and not easy to see around him in that cart. Also for what I would like to do, combined driving events it is nearly impossible to be competitive with that cart.
    I went to my first CDE this summer with the cart, while there were other Meadowbrook’s there mine was very outdated, and by far the oldest, the wheels especially, my wheels have standard hubs which stick out about 5" from each wheel.

    My friend insisted I remove the fenders for the marathon portion of the event, As a matter of fact she would not let me leave on Sat. Night until we took them off, for the marathon on Sunday. She insisted they were way to dangerous on this course.
    She was afraid I would get a sapling tree wedged among the fenders.
    Good thinking too, On the marathon I hit 2 or 3 trees going through an extremely narrow portion of the course, and with the wet weather I just slid into the trees.
    Another competitor, when she slipped she got a sapling caught between her front and rear wheels and flipped her marathon vehicle. So obviously you need to be careful with either vehicle.

    Even the technical delegate commented on my wheels, suggesting I upgrade. When I competed 19 years ago you could compete with Meadowbrook’s, heck now even the training level competitors have $8000 vehicles. Not that I have ever been one to need to keep up with the Jones' I feel I will be able to use my new vehicle around the farm, and the back seats are comfortable enough for passengers.
    Hopefully this will be my last purchase, I am keeping my show cart, which I love but is very difficult to get into, a really big step.

    I do love the Meadowbrook but for competition it is outdated, It is still great for pleasure driving, in the ring, down the roads and on mild trails.
         
        01-04-2013, 05:38 AM
      #35
    Yearling
    Thank you for that post. I didn't get a chance to come back and look until now. I just love the look of them. Sort of reminds me of "Little house on the prairie" days. I would love to someday have one just for plodding about in. Maybe some parades.
         
        01-04-2013, 12:40 PM
      #36
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    The horse is 15.1hh and sturdy. I was wondering that about the Viceroy. There's an old road adjacent to my property and I wasn't able to envision a Viceroy managing that with it's dips and hollows and a few mud holes. Would you believe it is cheaper for me to purchase out of the US and pay the freight that order from Canada. Much more expensive here. Half our retailer's website don't include prices as they are afraid someone will undercut their prices. How far are you from Branson?
    I am 4 hours from Branson
    I like these type of carts:

    2 wheel horse cart

    Horse cart with rubber wood wheels

    might be crazy but might just buy that first one!
         
        01-04-2013, 04:14 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    carts

    To tc keep hold of your meddow brook cart its a fine exercise cart but as for keeping up with the jones id let them get on with it.
    I think the carts you have are great and also good looking as well most of the new carts have no carector at all I prefer older traps carts my self as I have 2 of them 1 is a governess cart and the other one is a 4 wheel dog cart dates 1890 stamped on the axel for the dog cart and for the governess cart 1904 that was the year of manafacture,
         
        01-07-2013, 08:55 AM
      #38
    Weanling
    They have one of those marathon courses not to far from me and I went and watched it. Single and two horse, even a 4 horse went through the obstacles With the higher levels and speed, I can see why you need a special cart. It looks very special indeed. Has Pilgrim been told what is coming?
         
        01-07-2013, 09:10 AM
      #39
    Green Broke
    Poor Pilgrim doesn't have a clue.
    We are practicing cantering this winter, with no rider or vehicle attached,free lounging in a round pen. He is a mess when he canters, so off balanced and very choppy in the hind end, he hops, he is getting better though. Our goal is to be able to canter with the vehicle by fall.
    Hey, you should go to the CDE in your area this fall, Oklahoma is on my short list for competitions this year. It would be fun to see someone I know there.
         
        01-09-2013, 01:37 PM
      #40
    Yearling
    cantering

    Hiya tc and g8ted horse tc I wish I could wind the clock back or even send you a dvd of me tricky and tammy we are driveing in the indoor school of a barn were we were borders and thay are in action in tandem in canter we got them going and after that we hit the road and the forest in the four wheeler that quincy is in.
    Tc I think if you trust pilgrim and if he is responsive to voice commands try him in canter in the cart.
    Tc may I sugest rideing him in a blinkerd bridle or race blinkers as he will feel your weight and also your legs as well and you can build up his balance all the best michael and tricky and quincy.
         

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