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post #1 of 9 Old 06-26-2013, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sulky Questions

Hi Everyone,

I been looking into getting a sulky cart for training my 20 year old mare to drive. I already have a harness but after doing some research I discovered that they are used with a different, special kind of harness. Can I still get a sulky to work with just a regular harness or not? Also most horses that drive sulkies pace or trot. Can a horse lope while pulling a sulky?

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-27-2013, 02:04 AM
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A regular breast collar harness can work with a sulky. A harness that is used with a sulky is typically a racing harness. I would strongly discourage you from starting a horse in a sulky. They are a rough ride, you need super strong stomach muscles to hold your position, you end up hanging on their mouths and they're easy to tip over. With no back on the seat to brace against, you can flip out the back, they are harder to get in and out of gracefully and you can't see over your horse.
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-28-2013, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much Left Hand Percherons! Your advice was very helpful. I have decided to get a different cart.
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-28-2013, 07:48 AM
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hiya and pleased to meet you i use a troting sulky for my section a welsh pony and also i use it for brakeing in horses as well.
its a great little cart for that your normal harness should fit fine.
how ever you might have to have welded on to the shafts if thay are steel breeching strap loops to act as a break for your horse to bring the breeching into play.
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-28-2013, 01:48 PM
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look into an Easy Entry cart. They are inexpensive and fairly comfortable.
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-28-2013, 05:51 PM
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i have a picture in my albums in tricky as a rein deer.
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-02-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Nice to meet you too, Michaelvanessa and great picture.

And thanks, Lilley, I've decided to get an easy entry cart.
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its a pleasure helping out and pleased to meet you and happy driveing.
and i hope its answerd the questions you wanted answering.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-02-2013, 06:18 PM
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I think you'll enjoy the easy entry cart very much.

I put fuzzy dice on mine!! I also made a pouch to hang on the dash to hold stuff like an emergency knife and the surplus reins. We have long reins as we have a surrey too.
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