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Ken2n    Posted 03-27-2002 at 16:56:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a miniature jack and would like to build a sulky for him to pull my grandchildren. If anyone knows of a source for building plans I would greatly appreciate the info.
Ken2n


LazyHorse    Posted 03-27-2002 at 19:38:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've had several 2 wheeled carts using bicycle wheels and the seat is positioned over the axle so there is really no weight on the animal doing the pulling. Most times they go fro around $100 to $150 used.


PCC-AL    Posted 03-27-2002 at 17:20:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Ken,
I've been out of the horse business for a while, but I suggest you check the pony show ads and see what they have. Western Horseman magazine used to have lots of things listed. Since you are doing this for fun, why not just build your own out of bicycle wheels. As a child, I built a pony cart for my Shetland pony from just two old steel wheels and sawmill scrap lumber. Drove him a mile to town to the "picture show" on Saturday to take the girls for a ride. I was about eleven then. Sorry, getting carried away. Good luck.


Ken2n    Posted 03-27-2002 at 17:30:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanx for the reply Al. I was afraid of getting the balance wrong and maybe end up with to much or to little weight on the jack. If I got to little weight on his back I pick him off the ground(ha ha) to much and I might hurt his back. Should I center the center of the seat over the axle?.
Ken2n


PCC-AL    Posted 03-27-2002 at 17:45:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it is a 4 wheel cart, the only weight on his back will be the shafts and harness. If it is two wheel, I would position the weight similar to a trailer with most of it over the axle and slightly heavier to the front. Put a couple of kids on the cart and lift the shafts by hand to see how heavy the load is on his back. Have fun.


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