Sizing a horse for a cart?
I've been working on ground driving with my all-arounder just for a change of scenery. Within five minutes of starting he was trotting on command (respects verbal cues vey well anyway), Stopping, pivoting around me, trotting on command (without verbal), and reversing direction at the trot. He's such an Ali-pleaser, I love him
So... I've been checking out CL in search of a cheap little two-wheel cart he could tote us around in, just for fun and maybe showing at fair just to add on to his resume. I have absolutely zero experience with this, but I've watched and helped out a lady at my barn break the BO's donkies to drive, so I'm not entirely clueless. What size cart do I need to be looking at? How do you measure what shaft (?) length you need? My little man is 14.2 hands, short and stout appaloosa but not "quarter horse wide."
I almost wonder if he could fit into a large pony cart, like a hafflinger sized one.