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post #11 of 19 Old 07-21-2012, 04:17 PM
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Yeppers me too!


Sorry about the horse training part of my post - I was two-timing with another post and that was a different poster - I just copied and pasted it where it needed to go so ignore all that part...can't edit it out...oops!

For what it's worth, there is nothing more back breaking than pulling the wheels and regreasing an old antique Dr. Buggy - that takes some serious overhaul! WHEW! Who knew those wheels were like 100lbs?

I'd love to know what kind of cart they have............
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Yeppers me too!


Sorry about the horse training part of my post - I was two-timing with another post and that was a different poster - I just copied and pasted it where it needed to go so ignore all that part...can't edit it out...oops!

For what it's worth, there is nothing more back breaking than pulling the wheels and regreasing an old antique Dr. Buggy - that takes some serious overhaul! WHEW! Who knew those wheels were like 100lbs?

I'd love to know what kind of cart they have............
IF those wheels weight that much, you do not have a Dr.'s Buggy. The wheels aren't that heavy and I can move them with ease.

Does it look like this:


This is a courting buggy.
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post #13 of 19 Old 07-24-2012, 05:20 AM
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Pics pics pics!
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IF those wheels weight that much, you do not have a Dr.'s Buggy. The wheels aren't that heavy and I can move them with ease.

This is a courting buggy.

LOL! I was being a bit sarcastic.....It was a hot day (mid-August) and I was getting my first lesson on greasing up an antique cart and they were pretty heavy for me, anyway..

THAT CART IS BEAUTIFUL! I would love to own one like that but I'm currently shopping for the perfect buckboard - they are a little harder to find around here.

No the cart I was working on before had a top - Let me see if I can find a picture....(I love talking about carts!!) - we called it a Dr. Buggy because it looked like it came from Little House on the PRairie.......



This is the closest pic I could find - it is almost exactly like this one. We also had a really large red-fringed surrey (with red seats) that was pulled by a percheron mare and an old buck-board that still had the lumber company's logo painted on it from the late 1800's.

A very dear old friend owned all of this stuff and he kept it in a huge barn in LaGrange, TX. Opening those doors was like going back in time. It was chocked full of Model T's, too! We dug it all out and brought it all back to life (well, except the cars), restored/sent wheels off to be respoked and took them in parades and trail rides for many years. Later on he sold all of it piece by piece. I miss those days - that was hard work but fun!
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Hate to be picky, but your names for vehicles are VERY misleading to anyone trying to understand what you are talking about with no photos.

A cart ALWAYS has TWO-WHEELS. If it has FOUR-WHEELS the carriage is NOT A CART!

Anything with wheels pulled by equines, can all be carriages. But calling a 4-wheeler a cart, makes the wrong mental picture in a listener or viewer's mind. So anyone trying to respond to your posts will probably be confused about your vehicle and maybe give wrong information to help you. We all have used the wrong terms about stuff, it is part of the learning process. So think of this as your "helpful" word of the day. Not trying to be mean, just want to clarify driving terms for you so we all mean the same thing when we say that word.
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You can avoid inhaling fumes by painting outside on a day that isn't windy. I re-painted my 4-horse slant w/Rustoleum 2 years ago and just got paint on my painting clothes...on my hands...in my hair...on my toes....
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Thanks but that buggy hasn't been touched or restored..this is one of ours:


An auto top, 3 spring, surrey. Now that the weather is starting to cooperate some, I need to paint the pole for it so I can drive our Percheron team on it.

This is our team:
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Well that was just a pic I found online of someone elses - I don't have any pics of the one I drove....

Your team looks quite dashing!
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Well that was just a pic I found online of someone elses - I don't have any pics of the one I drove....

Your team looks quite dashing!

Thanks Clippity...both mares came from Copperas Cove, TX. From a good friend of mine's ranch. You should get some photo's, always nice to see.
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