Originally Posted by horseluver250
What size cart and harness would I need for a 14.2-14.3 hand QH? I know basically nothing about driving, I was offered a cart in trade and was thinking about taking it and having my gelding broke to drive (and of course some lessons for myself!) Where would I need to measure the cart to make sure its an appropriate size?
Any other driving/cart info you want to give is appreciated too.
Width of the shafts are very important along with length and balance. I am assuming it is a 2 wheeel.
The narrowest part needs to be a little wider than the horse and it needs room around the barrel and hips to bend and not have the shafts impede them. Have someone sit in the cart a bit forward as you would when driving and hold the shafts to where they are balanced with the weight not wanting to push down or flip up. Measure this distance from the ground and that is where it should be on your pony. So the tugs need to be at that height. If it is a front entry that is a plus and wooden wheels.