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    07-07-2013, 12:27 AM
  #1
Yearling
Thinking of buying a cart

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Horse size easy entry cart in great condition

Would this be okay for riding in the yard or at shows? I may also want to go on trails. I thought about wood, but then it would be too heavy for me to put in the truck. Would inflatable tires be bad for trails? We have a lot of sand in Florida.

I've been looking for a while and everything I've seen so far is out of my price range. I did have a jerald previously which needed some repairs. My mom threw it out when she was in one of her cleaning moods and I never had a chance to use it.

My horse is a little over 15 hands. I'm wondering if the shafts will be too short? What size shafts would I need?

Anything in specific I should check for if I go to see it?
     
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    07-07-2013, 05:30 PM
  #2
Yearling
Bumping this back up
     
    07-07-2013, 05:48 PM
  #3
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by 4horses    
Opinions on this one?

Horse size easy entry cart in great condition

Would this be okay for riding in the yard or at shows? I may also want to go on trails. I thought about wood, but then it would be too heavy for me to put in the truck. Would inflatable tires be bad for trails? We have a lot of sand in Florida.

I've been looking for a while and everything I've seen so far is out of my price range. I did have a jerald previously which needed some repairs. My mom threw it out when she was in one of her cleaning moods and I never had a chance to use it.

My horse is a little over 15 hands. I'm wondering if the shafts will be too short? What size shafts would I need?

Anything in specific I should check for if I go to see it?
That looks like it is for a pony. I am going to FL for the winter so I have been doing some research. I have been told that wooded wheels or the motorcycle (not bicycle) tires are best for sand. On a cart like you are looking at they will have approx. 80" shafts at the minimum for a standard horse size
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    07-08-2013, 01:58 AM
  #4
Yearling
I thought that as well (that it looked like it would fit a pony). I may call just to ask. It seems like a horse sized cart is hard to find around here. I've seen a ton of pony carts, but nothing horse sized that wasn't over $1000.
     
    07-08-2013, 09:27 AM
  #5
Green Broke
You are in one of the driving capitols of the US.
You should be able to find one close.

Keep looking. You also need to be aware of how wide the cart is at the cross bar, I will have to measure mine to see how wide mine is. You want your horse to be able to bend in the shafts, or you can create all kinds of problems.
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    07-08-2013, 10:24 AM
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Weanling
I have that exact cart for my 15hh QH gelding. I really like it. Bought it used for $150 and I think I got a great deal. I just used it around the farm and in the fields.. but I think it would work on the trails as well. It's very lightweight.
     
    07-08-2013, 01:22 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Laura pratt would you mind posting a photo of your horse hooked to the cart? So Horses can see what it looks like and how it fits, maybe with some measurements. Trouble is so many of these carts are made, and they all look alike, so measurements are needed. Plus I think if a horse is new to driving, it needs a more substancial cart, weight and sturdiness wise.
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    07-09-2013, 12:42 PM
  #8
Yearling
pictures.

Like taffy clayton pictures would be a great guide to solve your problem.
     
    07-09-2013, 04:50 PM
  #9
Weanling
Here is where my shafts on my village cart sit on my 17.2H Percheron mare.


Smoke's shaft's sit middle of shoulder to the start of it, depending on what I am doing or what the terrain is like where I am driving her.
     
    07-10-2013, 08:24 PM
  #10
Weanling
So sorry it took me so long to reply!
My cart is 35" from the ground to the bottom of the shaft when it's held level.
27 1/2" between the narrowest part of the shaft
and the shafts are 82" long
Here's a pic of my boy with the cart that I took today.
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