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post #1 of 3 Old 10-02-2010, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Driving cart?

Hello Im wanting to start driving my 10 year old 15 hand paint mare she is really great to ground drive and isn't spooked by anything,But I really have no idea what I am looking for when it comes to a cart as far as size,material, price? I really just want something that will work it doesn't have to be gorgeous....I will also need a harness, any good brands,ideas?
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Taylor

-I really don't want to go over 500$
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-04-2010, 07:23 PM
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Not sure where you're from, but do you have a 'Greenhawk' horse store in your area? They have a nice two wheel 'starter cart' for around 500$.
Or check local ads, you can probably find a used one with a harness for that amount too.
Maybe a local driving club or trainer would have some contacts as well.

Good luck!
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-04-2010, 07:38 PM
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You will need shafts about 80" long and I am guessing 25" width at the tip as your horse doesn't look wide. The shafts should be balanced and rest at approx 3'. I would get a front easy entry also. If you want a nice new harness in the 1000.00 range I can point you in a direction. I looked for used for some time and just had a new one custom made so I didn't have to worry about fit or broken or missing pieces.
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