New Driver Needing Cart Advice
Hi, I've been "driving" for about a year now. I'm mostly self-taught, but have had lessons here and there. There's a great need for instructors in the area. As I've been learning, I've brought up my Gypsy pony too. Usually this doesn't work out very well for horse and driver, but Extra is a very forgiving and a gentleman of a pony. We're at the level where a good fitting cart is needed. I've been driving him on a Cob sized cart, but the shafts are too long and it's not ideal. I'd like a little advice on what type/wood stain/color cart to get. I'm interested in something I can use for combined driving (dressage and cones) but is still suitable for pleasure classes. Extra is 13 hh, and mostly black. My harness is a breastplate style. I really like the looks of the spindle back road carts. Would this be appropriate? I'm also concerned about what colors would work best with him to give a good turnout. Thanks
Here's a picture of him for reference.