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  • Kingston saddlery easy entry carts
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    01-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Those tires do make me nervous. And for the cost of replacing or upgrading the tires, I might as well buy something better. From the limited research I have done, replacing the tires with motorcycle wheels would be about $200. Does that sound about right?

What do you think of this one?
Kingston Saddlery Supply

I'm not sure what I think about the adjustable shafts though...
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    01-06-2014, 03:23 PM
I have a Kingston with the big motorcycle wheels. It's not a Frey Sprint (the cart of my dreams) but it's not a bad cart at all.
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    01-06-2014, 06:21 PM
I had one of these carts. The air valve on one posed a problem until it was changed. Mine fit my 14.2 hh arab. A taller horse would have tipped it back a little. I didn't use the seat but a plank while training the horse to drive. That way if something started going very wrong I could easily bail out the back. And one day it happened. I was ok. Had I been using the seat I wouldn't be telling you about it.
    01-07-2014, 02:29 AM
Saddlebag, you are referring to the used cart right not the Kingston?

California Dreaming- How does your Kingston handle different terrain? Most of the trails around here are grass or sand with some roots. I would probably not be doing hills. Most of the hilly trails get washed out after rain. Mostly I will be working in the arena, at least starting out.

Not too bouncy? No problems with flats? Does your Kingston have the adjustable shafts?

I'm not planning on showing- I would need a new truck if I did that and that is not in the budget.
    01-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Oh yes, the used cart with wire spokes. Presently I'm drooling over a Todd Frey but transportation is the big issue as some carriers charge exhorbitant fees for the paper work to bring across the Can. US border. Add that to the carrier fees and the cart becomes way too costly.
    01-07-2014, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Oh yes, the used cart with wire spokes. Presently I'm drooling over a Todd Frey but transportation is the big issue as some carriers charge exhorbitant fees for the paper work to bring across the Can. US border. Add that to the carrier fees and the cart becomes way too costly.
If you can swing it Saddlebag, IE if you are even close to being able to afford the frey cart, Get one! I just saw one up close and personal and it will be the last cart you buy. AND I believe that the resale value is terrific.
    01-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Aren't those Freys gorgeous? I'm madly in love with the Stingray but until I have the funding to make showing in CDE possible, it's just a dream. The same goes for the Sprint.

4horses, it does pretty well on gravlax terrain and grass. The ring I usually drive in has deeper sand in the middle and while it's a rad bumpy druving through, it's not really that bad.

The cart does have the adjustable shafts. When I get home to my computer, I'll try to put up some video and pictures for you.
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    01-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Madison is a long drive from here. Taffy, an AHA moment. Numerous Americans come to this area in may, actually thousands come for the great fishing and clean lakes. Oh, now the cogs are turning. I'm looking at the Sprint as I think in this area it would have better resale than a marathon style as it really hasn't caught on here yet. Taffy, without breaking the bank, what would you recommend for a harness? The Sprint is an easy entry style so I imagine a breastplate style will work. It is so difficult to chose when I can't see it in person.
    01-07-2014, 11:21 PM
So here we go.

Just after I got the Kingston easy entry cart. I still had the 24" bike tires on it, but it didn pretty good on the asphalt grindings and on grass, as well as the arena without being too bumpy.

And in the arena

It's a little jouncy, although I think part of that problem was the wheel size being only 24" and well, it's only got the coil springs compared to the Frey Sprint that has ultra shock protectors or something (but then there's a reason why that one costs 3 grand, y'know)

Sorry it's kinda blurry, dunno what happened to it after I uploaded it. But that's after the 24" bike wheel went flat, and I just said the heck with it, and got the 32" motorcycle wheels Which are AWESOME. Solid spoke, thick tires. So far, so good. I think the height helps a lot, keeps the cart from bouncing as much because it was lower down than the horse. The shafts are level with the higher wheels which is nice too.

Sorry I don't have any video of me driving outside the arena withe the big tires.
    01-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Where did you get the larger tire and rims? Kingston won't sell outside mainland US. They seem to work much better. When I had a similar version cart for my 14.2hh I was looking directly at his pooper, not the nicest view. I didn't know bigger wheels were available.

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