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post #1 of 4 Old 08-15-2014, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Weight Limits?

Hello everyone!
I've got a rather important question - what is the weight capacity for a horse-drawn cart? The horse in question is a Welsh Cob a are, standing at about fourteen or fifteen hands. The cart is a two-wheeled, and the mare is experienced in driving. We have a disabled man looking to drive, but we don't know the weight limit! Any help would be wonderful.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-16-2014, 08:01 AM
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a general rule is one and a half times the weight of the horse a welsh cob the size u have manage a cart and three or four adults easy

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-16-2014, 08:08 AM
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I don't think you could get a 2 wheel cart that fit the horse to bee too heavy for it. I have seen mini's pulling way more than their own weight. I have to start my horses light, and work up to a full carriage weight. The draft and mule trainers start heavy.

The horse will let you know if it is too heavy.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-16-2014, 11:56 PM
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A single man of even 300 lbs would be perfectly fine for a large pony with a well fitted harness. Of course, if he is new to driving and is disabled, you'll want a second person...but even then if the pony is in good shape and its harness/cart fit, it should do just fine at a walk and trot on level ground.

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