What do you think of this pony cart that I found on craigslist

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by vickie2133, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009

    They said it needs a paint job and it is ready to go. 100.00 and is only a hr from me. This is for a mini. Now I have the cart, and the mini, now I have to find me a harness.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
  3. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Good Find!!!
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Is that a pony cart or a racing cart? Either way its a good find!
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    I would SOOOO get that. I've been wanting to train a Boer whether to pull a cart for a while now.
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    It is not a racing cart LOL! The structure is different, it is a pony cart.

    Congratulations on the find! Now sand it down and paint it BLACK!

    Harnesses should be easy to find, depending on what you need and want.
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    i think its a great find.. and not bad for the price too! [​IMG]
  8. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    You need to measure your pony and the cart and make sure it fits the pony. The American Driving Society and other websites list the measurements and how to take them. The cart needs to fit the pony.

    The cart needs to be inspected for damage to the frame, rusting, bent frames, etc. All the spokes on the wheels should already be tightened to the same tension, the wheel rims should not be crooked or dented or rusted.

    Much the same goes for the harness as well as how the pony is trained to pull the cart, to stop, turn, etc.

    Most people don't feel driving is a big deal, or that a harness malfunction or problem with how a cart fits or how carefully the pony is trained, could cause any problem, especially with a mini, after all a mini is small, right.

    No it still weights a couple hundred pounds and can hurt you, himself and others if the cart is not right or he's not trained right.

    This is still possible -

    here's one about not taking time in training:

    Not saying don't do it - I am saying do it carefully.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
  9. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks ok. Need to make sure it fits your mini and it's not too big or to small. I like easy entry carts better (this one is not). Once you start carting you will understand. Check out the difference between the cart you are looking at and an easy entry cart. Good luck.

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