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    12-18-2010, 09:50 AM
  #11
Foal
How do you build a homemade mini cart?
     
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    12-21-2010, 04:19 PM
  #12
Yearling
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Originally Posted by monkeyleap    
How do you build a homemade mini cart?
Are you interested in building one?
My hubby also designed and built me a custom cart.
You need to know how to weld, or have some one who does. I could get some instructions from the hubby if you are really interested.
Or, he could possibly make one for you.

Here are some "in the making" pics I was able to dig up.
And one of the finished product. (and before any one says anything, yes, I know the shafts should of been angled upward a bit more....)
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    12-26-2010, 08:10 AM
  #13
Started
Balance is so very important, it really would be better for you to buy one vs trying to make one.
     
    12-29-2010, 12:22 PM
  #14
Yearling
Believe me, my custom cart is balanced perfectly!
My husband is a perfectionist with things.

Much nicer than the "bought" easy entry cart we have.......
     
    12-29-2010, 12:26 PM
  #15
Yearling
Wow, he did an amazing job on that cart! I love the curved lines and the little decorative touches! So different from all the 90 degree angles in the usual carts that I see. He's an artisan!
     
    12-29-2010, 12:40 PM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
Wow, he did an amazing job on that cart! I love the curved lines and the little decorative touches! So different from all the 90 degree angles in the usual carts that I see. He's an artisan!

Thank you, I will certainly pass the nice comments along to him!

He has ideas for more unique designs.
I am hoping to get another out of him for our littlest mini this next spring...... The easy entry fits him, but it is not as easy to pull, or as comfortable a ride as the custom cart.
When he gets it done I will post pics.
     
    01-04-2011, 12:08 AM
  #17
Foal
I'd get a good start on ground driving and manners...I had my colt doing obstacles and some showmanship stuff by a year and he was ground driving consistently by 2 years...after that it took me a little over a week to get him in the cart at 3 1/2 years. I've always decided that I want manners from my horses at all times so whenever I do anything with them it's a training opportunity.
     

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