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With a very sad heart I am selling my Jerald Runabout. Billy cannot use it and I am not going to get another horse. I will be 71 this year and not inclined to train another horse. Billy and I are doing fine by ourselves. We will continue to drive in the sulky as long as he is able. I have not recovered from Dapper Dan; just don't want another horse at this time. (Not sure I can part with Dapper Dan's harness yet. So many memories--from the day I got the box in the mail with that tangle of mysterious leather stuff--to the last time he wore it posing with the ribbon from Cayuse.) We've been keeping the cart tires aired, but it is just taking up room in the barn. It hasn't been used in over a year. I put it on Marketplace for $350--do you think that is a fair price? It is 20 years old.
 
I think $350 is a steal if it's in good working order. I don't think age matters that much with horse carriages, as long they been maintained. But others probably know more about it than I. Your post did sadden me, but I understand. On a happier note, I always thought you were about 60, going by your photos I've seen!
 
I think $350 is a steal if it's in good working order. I don't think age matters that much with horse carriages, as long they been maintained. But others probably know more about it than I. Your post did sadden me, but I understand. On a happier note, I always thought you were about 60, going by your photos I've seen!
I just got a question from someone: does it have any flaws? Ha! What does he mean by flaws??? If he wants perfect he better start looking for a new one--and good luck with that.
 
Could be a scammer too, beware of odd questions that aren't worded quite fittingly for the thing you're selling. When I was selling my F250 many years ago I had someone from the UK telling me that they would "send an agent" to pick it up and handle "packing and shipping". 🤣
 
If I could justify shipping across the boarder, I'd be happy to buy your Jerald! When @Edelweiss gets back from her travel adventures, she can probably advise you best.
I too am sad to hear of your decision but I completely relate to that and respect that you need to do what is best for yourself. And you've got a super cutie monkey pony that you're still having loads of fun adventuring with. And that's what it's all about, after all! Billy's a dolly.
 
I think it is sold. Buyer is at a show in Tulsa and wants to pick it up on Sunday. It is for her daughter. I said I would hold it until Sunday. Seems like a legitimate buyer. Makes me sad. I ran across the receipt when I got it in 2002. I bought some eBay shares and decided when they made enough to buy the cart I would sell. It took about 6 months. Sold the shares and ordered it from Jerald. There are a lot more cart choices now than there were 22 years ago. And online discussion, like this Forum, to see different kinds of carts. I paid $615 for it. It was the only cart I ever saw in person when I bought it. The journeys I've been on with that cart! Rides for old folks and children; parades; grandchildren; handicapped...
 
Aww geez Marsha, this makes me sad too! I remember so many pictures of DD with his cart and harness, I hope you decide to keep it. I remember getting my first harness from Big Dee's, is that where yours came from too? I still have mine and use it for ground driving.
DD was a wonderful horse. One of the special ones. I always felt like I knew him personally for some reason.
 
Aww geez Marsha, this makes me sad too! I remember so many pictures of DD with his cart and harness, I hope you decide to keep it. I remember getting my first harness from Big Dee's, is that where yours came from too? I still have mine and use it for ground driving.
DD was a wonderful horse. One of the special ones. I always felt like I knew him personally for some reason.
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