Originally Posted by GreySorrel
Saddlebag is right...not many people know what they are unless you come from "working" stock..hehehe
Wanted to share this with you, had it in my links that I had found some time back when we were looking to build one for our Percheron team. Hope it helps: http://www.tillersinternational.org/...tTechGuide.pdf
Grey- That did help, thank you. And very true...iv driven with people who have never started a cart horse or drive only Minni horses...and they had no clue. They even asked why his tail had to be so short.
Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons
I don't know how people can start horses without a stone boat.
I see homemade ones all the time at our local draft horse auction. The runners are made out of 4x4 or 6x6 6 to 8 feet long. Angle cut (around 45 degrees) the front and with extra long screws attach a 8-10 inch piece angle cut so you get that sleigh runner ___/ Brace the sides. Cut 2x6 at least 36 inches wide for the platform and screw them down on the runners leaving a little space between the boards. Plywood is too slick to stand on while moving and the spacing will help you grip. Drill a hole in the long 4x4 not the short part. Run a big eye bolt through the hole with about 2 feet of heavy chain (both sides to the inside). Connect them together with a large spring clip and you will attach this to your singletree. You don't need a pole or shalves. Or come to our sale and pick one up for $200.
Left-And where would this sale be?
I can see if I can get my dad to build one, but normally its allot simpler to buy one. He is pretty busy haha.