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post #1 of 34 Old 01-05-2014, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Think I found a cart! Tell me what you think?

This one is for sale for $350. It looks decent and is about the only horse cart I can find in my area under $600. I looked at a wood meadowbrook but it was going to be way too heavy for me to move.

My only concern is the tires. Would they be safe to use for now? I would only be working in the arena for the time being- at least until my mare is trained. I think if I wanted to drive out of the yard, the tires would need replacing? How difficult is it to replace the tires?

Any idea how much it costs to replace the tires? And where I could get that done at? I was thinking it may need motorcycle tires?

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post #2 of 34 Old 01-05-2014, 11:13 PM
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Refresh my memory. How big is your horse? The cart looks small. What are the measurements? You want to make sure it fits before you buy it. The older wire wheeled carts are hard to get rid of sometimes.

The tires are easy to replace, the wheels are more difficult and more expensive. But most important is finding out what size cart you need.

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post #3 of 34 Old 01-06-2014, 12:27 AM
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Also, those look like closed marathon shafts. Sorta. Which means any harness you get will have to have the quick release tug loops.
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Also, those look like closed marathon shafts. Sorta. Which means any harness you get will have to have the quick release tug loops.
You are right, I didn't even see that, It seems strange to have shaft ends on that cart.
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I'm not sure on the measurements. I will have to ask. I have no idea what the proper measurements are for marathon shafts compared with standard shafts.

My mare is about 15'2 hands. The owner said she has used the cart on horses between 14'3 and 15'2 so I'm hoping it will fit.
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The tires should be OK, although, as you know, I despise pneumatic tires, only because I CANNOT keep air in them. You can get inner tubes at the bicycle shop.

If the lady still has horses, ask her to slip the cart up to one, so you can get a perspective on size.

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ETA another thought.....never mind.
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It has been a long time since I have had a cart, but it looks pretty small (like cobb sized) and pretty light made. Also, the seat has no springs so would be really rough riding on any area that is not groomed smooth.

I am going to start looking for a cart next spring. My back and hips are getting so bad it is getting hard to ride at all now, so I am thinking about taking up driving.

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I think the cart is miles too dear,and I would be surprised if it fits a big horse\pony although pics can be deceptive,the wheels are very weak looking and wouldent stand much of a knock and as one of the other posters said there is no suspension to it ,I know a lot of exercise carts don't have spring suspension but you would at least want some under the seat,,personally I think it will be a bone shaker,and if I was buying it ,I would want to give fifty or sixty pounds for it ,which would be about eighty or ninety dollars,thats only my opinion though
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It has been a long time since I have had a cart, but it looks pretty small (like cobb sized) and pretty light made. Also, the seat has no springs so would be really rough riding on any area that is not groomed smooth.

I am going to start looking for a cart next spring. My back and hips are getting so bad it is getting hard to ride at all now, so I am thinking about taking up driving.

That's totally awesome! I've been trying to get someone I know to sell off the Arab she never rides and get a small or a mini to drive instead. Don't think she'd ever do it though.

I'm so in love with driving. Riding's fun too, but driving... I'll be able to do that forever. Even when I can't ride no more.
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OK, here is my other thought... I wonder if they added the loops to make the shafts long enough for a bigger horse? Since the loops only have to go to the saddle, not all the way to the shoulder.....
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