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post #1 of 2 Old 05-14-2020, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ez Entry Cart Shafts

I have an easy entry cart that had straight wooden shafts. Unfortunately, one of the shafts was broke in a hay storing accident (round bail accident). So now I am replacing the shafts.

The cart was previously used with a shorter horse who is now retired. The horse I plan to drive now is taller and would result in the cart being unbalanced.

I am able to weld and bend metal tubing, so planning on making the replacement shafts myself.

My question is this: can I use double bended shafts with an easy cart?
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-15-2020, 08:34 AM
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Yes, you can. But should you? Depends on the height difference and your placement behind the horse. Minimal changes and if you are tall in the trunk it may work. Really, though the tire diameter needs to change and seat may need raising.

americandrivingsociety.org has or used to have a table that listed all relevant measures by the height of the horse. It is a good start. You still want to know how long your horse is as some short backed or longer backed could mean slight changes in certain measures.
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