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    Default Lamps on a utility carriage

    Meaning that this is a modern style wagonette. When I saw the photo in the new Carriage Journal of the three mini donks (I so want those donkeys) I noticed this was a carriage similar to mine and there were lamps. Would you bother with lamps or save them for something more traditional? How would you attach them? The only wood on my wagonette is some ply under the seat.



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    Why would you want lamps?



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    I agree with 49'er.

    you only need lamps for 2 things, presentation/turnout classes and night driving.

    Other wise your lamps live in a box in the closet. They are delicate, a bugger to clean,there is no everyday need for them, and they are expensive

    I am sure that the person driving the mini donks had them in for a reason.



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    Agree with 49'er, and MoH.

    Lamps are for antique vehicles, and even way back when, they were never put on the posts (or brackets) in the daytime. Only in the evening, or if the carriage was to be used after dark.

    I am sure that the person driving the mini donks had them on merely as perceived adornment. Nothing more.



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    Red face

    I guess I was just looking to spend money. It is a bad habit. Thanks.



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    ^ COTH so needs a like button...



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    Quote Originally Posted by butlerfamilyzoo View Post
    ^ COTH so needs a like button...
    That would save a lot of time, wouldn't it?

    JustFive, you're in good company here. I can't even count the number of harnesses I own. For one pair of ponies.



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    Those three mini donkeys are now on my want list.



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    Well they are more useful than carriage lamps...



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    Dear RidesAHaf:
    I will be more than happy to store a harness or two for you here in the mostly humidity-free midwest....
    Preferably sized for a 52" Hackney...will send other necessary "storage" measurements as needed
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
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    Anyone care to share the cuteness of this photo with of us with out access to it?



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    Dear 2DogsFarm,
    The 52" height is workable but somehow I think there would be a major discrepancy in width between your Hackney and my Haflingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    Dear RidesAHaf:
    I will be more than happy to store a harness or two for you here in the mostly humidity-free midwest....
    Preferably sized for a 52" Hackney...will send other necessary "storage" measurements as needed



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    I can fatten him up?
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
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    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



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    How about a modern, utility version of a lamp for your modern, utility wagon?
    They're not miniatures, they're concentrates.

    Born tongue-in-cheek and foot-in-mouth



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    The pic of the mini-donks is in the most recent issue of the CAA's Carriage Journal. They are owned and driven by Sally Armstrong. You can see more pics of them on the Pics of You website under the Grand Oaks Classic from Feb 2012.

    They were a huge hit at the show and Sally is a total sweetheart!
    Lindsay



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    Thanks for posting those. They are so stinkin' cute. Sally looks like she is having a blast too.



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