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  1. #1
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    Default talk me out of this!

    The last thing I need is another cart. I have a beautiful village cart, an Amish courting buggy and a training cart; I store one and soon to be two mini carts for clients. I was idiotic and did not put a back door in the carriage house (note to self...) so pretty much have to move them all around all the time. I do not need another cart.

    But.

    An acquaintance just offered to sell me the pony cart his dad made 50 years ago, its wooden body built on antique metalwork.

    It's a four-seater (back to back seats) with gig shafts, an adjustable-height chassis, eliptical springs, a spare pair of horse-sized shafts, never used but a bit dry. It has wooden wheels in good condition, rubbered, the rubber also in good condition.

    The balance is not good -- it does not zero out anywhere near level, and with weight in the front seat it actually becomes worse. But 20 pounds of weight added to the floor in back creates balance without anyone mounted, and a bit more would no doubt even it out with driver/front seat passenger (there were only two of us so I couldn't check this theory).

    The upholstery is well done and in good condition. The cabinetry is good to excellent. It has been lovingly stored.

    The price is reasonable for good times, perhaps a bit high for our current weird economy.

    I could use it. I don't need it. Talk me out of it.

    Thanks all!

    Dale



  2. #2
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    Never mind -- while I was arguing with myself, someone else bought it!



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    There you go then......fate intervened ....... TILL THE NEXT TIME!!!

    As my wife says when I say she doesn't "NEED" new shoes. "No one NEEDS a horse or carriage either, but it doesn't stop you buying them"



  4. #4
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    Talking Carriage for sale

    Well I do know someone who is selling a very nice WCC vehicle for a very sensible price so now that fate took you away from the other one I would think you are destined to look at this one!



  5. #5
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    ha ha dale,,
    missed it- haha, no you didnt really want it, if you did you would have brought it then and there
    gut feelings are always right



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    Need? What's need got to do with anything?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trakehner View Post
    Need? What's need got to do with anything?
    See, I need you to have a word with my husband...



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    ^You mean he has a say in what you purchase??!!?

    I think I need to have a word with your husband!



  9. #9
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    You guys crack me up!!



    Rayman- owner of 1.5 ponies, 2 harnesses - pieces of a 3rd, 1 carriage and one show cart and I still wouldn't pass on a good buy on a cart!

    Lord forbid I'd spend $35 on a new outfit for me to go to work in! "too expensive"

    it has to be an illness..........



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas_1 View Post
    ^You mean he has a say in what you purchase??!!?

    I think I need to have a word with your husband!
    I'm not at all sure that I ought to let you two within hailing distance!



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    Default used cart

    Okay Pura vide - where is the WCC at????? Please IM me!



  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayman421 View Post
    Rayman- owner of 1.5 ponies, 2 harnesses - pieces of a 3rd, 1 carriage and one show cart and I still wouldn't pass on a good buy on a cart!

    Lord forbid I'd spend $35 on a new outfit for me to go to work in! "too expensive"

    it has to be an illness..........


    I'm with you there. I won't spend $25 on a pair of jeans when I'm down to only one pair that isn't full of holes but my one mini has four permanent carts, another one still for sale, a sixth sold recently (yes, that's SIX carts for ONE driving horse ) and three harnesses plus several spare custom or contoured breastcollars and an extra harness saddle. I tell you, the start-up costs are a bear but once you've got all the equipment you might as well have another couple of horses- I could drive three with what I've got now!

    Leia
    Hey look, I joined ANOTHER forum! And you thought horses were addictive.



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