Graber vs. Jerald Show Carts
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:50 PM
I do plan to get a different Graber cart next winter after I have a job again and it will have wider shafts, the singletree mounted below the crossbar, open wheels so I can use it with wooden wheels for ADS events, and a few other little custom features. I'm quite fond of the one I've got though, it's a nice cart!
You can see a lot of pictures of different Graber carts if you go to the website for Kateland Farm in NY. (http://www.katelandfarm.com/, then look under their Services page for carts for sale.) They sell them and I believe every cart pictured with their driving horses is from Graber although of course they come in different models and styles.
Horses, like people, are never "finished." The work of self-improvement is never done.
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You are (still) missed
Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:10 PM
On Target Miniatures, AMHA/AMHR/PtHA registered minis & Little Hooves 4-H Club
Current avatar: Vermilyea Farms Exotic Exposure (B/W ex-broodmare now 4-H project: head shot); Aloha Acres Fashion by Magic (driving; also 4-H project); OTM Moonlight Snow (2013 B/W filly with ball); OTM Hit the Jackpot (2013 silver bay/white colt); OTM Sure Shot (2012 bay/white gelding); OTM Calling the Shots (2012 Gray/white filly). Almost half the herd of 14. Photos from summer 2013.
Some horses come and go, and others come, leave hoof prints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. RIP Max & Target, our special boys.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:34 AM
My Jeralds had 'cord'(as in corduroy) covered seats. I don't care for velvet, but the cord worked quite well, and has that 'grippyness' many want.Was it offered as a choice? Also, a 'wingback' seat is to me a superior choice to a flat rectangular cushion, by far!
Jerald was the 'original' and still the 'best', IMO. That said, I know people who have a Graber and they have been satisfied w/ it. I look closely at such things, thought the Graber was not 'quite' as well 'finished' as the Jerald. JMHO. Good point about the ground clearance; it is quite minimal w/ the 'boot and basket' show carts. Also agree w/ the 'open' wheel opinion; it offers more versatility.
Good luck, whatever you choose.
Margo in NM
Jess Miniatures-home of "homebred, homemade" Champions!
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:50 AM
As I said each one has it's points.
Royal Oaks Simply Awesome - 2008 Champion.... AMHR Nat'l Western Pleasure Driving 32" and Under
Royal Oaks Mandalay Bay - 2009 Champion....Wis.State Horse Council - mini/pony driving; 2010 Top Ten.... in Golden Age Jumper, Golden Age Pleasure Driving Under, Amateur and Open Halter Obstacle; 2011 Top Ten Nationals....in Golden Age Jumper & Golden Age Country Pleasure Under
Brush Creeks Magic Spell - 2011 Champion Park Harness Over ....AMHR Youth, Amateur, & Stakes
Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:18 PM
Treiber Mini Ranch