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    01-15-2012, 01:42 AM
  #21
Foal
mini chuckwagon

Hi. My brother built this miniature chuckwagon for me for my team of miniature donkeys. It was used in a parade to celebrate 100 years of our community. The wagon was built with mountain bike tires and a very basic axle system. It was not meant to be used for anything too rugged. It would never have stood up to too much abuse. We did go for quite a rough ride through the field when the donkeys decided they didn't like the canvas but once they realized it wasn't going to kill them they were fine. I did purchase an already built wagon base that I will build a small flat deck for, to use for heavier every day use. I also have a two wheel cart that I bought for a single pony. It is alot like the one in the picture. Good luck.
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    01-15-2012, 11:46 AM
  #22
Foal
Theres no pictures but it says how to make one How to Make a Pony Cart | eHow.com
     
    01-19-2012, 03:00 PM
  #23
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Saskatchewan    
Hi. My brother built this miniature chuckwagon for me for my team of miniature donkeys. It was used in a parade to celebrate 100 years of our community. The wagon was built with mountain bike tires and a very basic axle system. It was not meant to be used for anything too rugged. It would never have stood up to too much abuse. We did go for quite a rough ride through the field when the donkeys decided they didn't like the canvas but once they realized it wasn't going to kill them they were fine. I did purchase an already built wagon base that I will build a small flat deck for, to use for heavier every day use. I also have a two wheel cart that I bought for a single pony. It is alot like the one in the picture. Good luck.
I would be afraid that the spokes would colapse under that heavy weight. It looks very unsafe to me.
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    01-20-2012, 02:10 AM
  #24
Foal
The cart was never meant to be used on a daily basis. We did use the cart at home out in the fields before we used it in the parade. The box is built very basic and is not as heavy as you may think. A mountain bike can carry alot of weight without the wheels collapsing.
I am very careful and cautious when it comes to my donkeys. I realize in the picture it may not look as safe as it actually was. I used the cart and felt very stable and safe. I too wondered about the tires when I first got it but after seeing it and using it, I felt it was safe. I also had people walking on front of me and behind me to assist during the parade in the event that something happened.
     
    01-20-2012, 12:15 PM
  #25
Foal
Hi
I am not of any help
But I'm looking to buy another harness and cart for my pony my friend hooked my pony up a couple of years ago with there harness and I really want to get back in to it. However the harness we used couple year back I can't seem to find one similar.... can someone tell me the type of harness it is or even if it is a suitable harness at all any help will be appreciated

     
    04-14-2012, 02:03 AM
  #26
Foal
They can be easily built with a jig.Hold on,I will try to find you a pic.I believe I might know what you are wanting...
     
    04-14-2012, 02:17 AM
  #27
Foal
Eek.Finding schematics isnt easy.I will keep looking though.
     
    04-18-2012, 05:41 AM
  #28
Foal
harness type

Hi, What you have-as far as I can tell is a saddle attached to the cart, with no breastplate or breeching used -not the way I would hitch up, but maybe there are parts to the harness that I am not seeing.
     
    04-25-2012, 12:28 PM
  #29
Yearling
hiya about harness

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Originally Posted by Small_Town_Girl    
Would it be that hard to make a simple homemade one?
I was googling pictures of simple pony carts and it looks
As if you had the proper equipment it wouldn't be that
Difficult to make.

Can anyone find a picture of a pony cart that actually
Labels the parts? I couldn't find one, lol.
well I have lots of pictures here I think makeing a harness is impractable and would be a lot of hard work.
Let me guide you through what the harness parts are starting from the bridle brow band face drop (ornament) rosetties head peace blinkers noseband and a straight bar bit ie liverpool you can cut a corner if you use your normal bridle and race blinkers then you have the colla full colla hames hame straps tugs and fits over the horses head this colla is ok if your veichle has no swingle tree a bar were the traces are attached a brest colla has a neck strap to both collars connect to the traces then you have the pad driveing saddle the saddle has a bearing rein hook 2 ring terrets for the reins to pass through also the colla has rings on it to.
You have the back band the tugs are leather loops were the shafts go through and the belly band connects to the back band and goes through the leather loop on the girth. And you can also have a faulse martingale with an ornament on it mine is a brass horse and also imbossed on the rosetties.
Then you have the girth for the pad saddle then you have a back band then the crupper which goes round the horses tail then the loin strap then the breeching which acts as your brake when the horse goes down hill then you have the briching straps that buckle round the shafts. I hope this helps if you need pictures ill be happy to supply them.
     
    04-25-2012, 12:37 PM
  #30
Yearling
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Originally Posted by HelenRebecca    
Hi
I am not of any help
But I'm looking to buy another harness and cart for my pony my friend hooked my pony up a couple of years ago with there harness and I really want to get back in to it. However the harness we used couple year back I can't seem to find one similar.... can someone tell me the type of harness it is or even if it is a suitable harness at all any help will be appreciated

hiya if you pony horse is a foal allow him her time to grow measure your pony and for every day exercise a webb harness would be good if you have a brest colla make sure you use a swingle tree and before you put to long rein your pony and exercise and schooling should be fun I give titbits as a reward in work and allways talk to your pony give comands walk trot woah ect.
     

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