I've never seen the wooden ones break, have seen the metal break on several carts and they don't seem to bend, they break. One cut a client horse's leg up pretty good. He had run away with the cart.Thanks so much for the replies.
Do you prefer wooden shafts or metal shafts? Visually I like the wooden shafts but trainer says that metal are better if Moonie would act up as they would bend and wooden would break.
You've got quite the opinionated trainer there! OH! Just remember that there's more than one way to do things and a lot of mini trainers do things that the wider driving world would frown on as being unsafe or ridiculous. If something your trainer says doesn't seem right, ask someone else what their opinion is. Trainers Are Not God.Do you prefer wooden shafts or metal shafts? Visually I like the wooden shafts but trainer says that metal are better if Moonie would act up as they would bend and wooden would break.
I had thought about going to Superior Sulky because they are not too far away but trainer said no - they are junk.
I like the look of wooden slats but what he will be trained in has more of a metal grate - so sorry I don't know the terms - newbie driver here!
I ordered him a harness and I was told I needed a bitting rig (hope to find that at Equine Affaire).
The talk of wheels has me all confused! Looks like I'll be going to McCabes driving clinic to learn the pieces of harness & cart from Connie Ballard who is giving the presentation. To not go would be a mistake for me!
Never thought about that. Thanks for the info !You can get an all metal easy entry cart for around $200. Then you can spend another $80 repairing it. I would go for a frontier or something of that nature if you are just running about your streets and fields. Then I would invest in some Kevlar tires. I know they are for MT. bikes but I tried two ways. I bought a kevlar tire and a regular tube. Then I bought a regular tire and a kevlar tube. I guess what would work best is just use kevlar but the kevlar tire with the regular tube didn't fail at all.