Question about Sizing a Cart
Hey everyone - I have a question about purchasing a cart. I have a 13.3 hh draft pony who was broke to drive by the amish as a young horse and I want to reintroduce him to it. I have a harness that fits well, and I am looking to purchase a cart. I enjoy driving, and while I have trained horses to drive before, I've never actually purchased a cart. It's kind of a big purchase, and I want the cart to be able to be used for a long time.
My question is this - the pony I have now is a long term training project that I rescued, and I am looking to resell him next summer. I would like to buy a cart that will fit him, but one that I could possibly use with a larger horse. How long should the shafts be for his cart? Or, alternatively, what is the maximum length that the shafts should be for a pony his size? Like I said, I want the cart to last for a while. He is as wide as a full size horse, just a little shorter. For example, I am looking at a cart right now that has 74" shafts - too long? too short? Thoughts? I've never really thought about sizes of cart shafts before :)
Any information will be extremely helpful!
Thank you in advance!
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