5 responses to Built for speed
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    Comment on Built for speed (December 17th, 2008 at 05:20)

    Looks like a model from the movie Ben Hur, not that they would have watched it. Now for a nice white horse. 😉

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    Comment on Built for speed (December 17th, 2008 at 08:56)

    That is essentially a breaking jig. Primarily used for training driving horses, but some people use them regardless of how well trained their horse may be. I had one nearly identical to the one in the picture, except that mine had no fenders.

    The driver and passenger would mount the vehicle from the rear, and crawl over one of the seats (which folds down to allow easy access).

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    snaffle
    Comment on Built for speed (December 19th, 2008 at 20:20)

    I think those are meadowbrook carts. They are commonly seen in horse shows.

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    Comment on Built for speed (December 19th, 2008 at 21:24)

    snaffle said;
    I think those are meadowbrook carts. They are commonly seen in horse shows.

    Yes. I think that I have heard them called by that name, but I never knew if that was the name of the company that built them or if that was a style of cart.

    Very simple, and fairly durable. I have seen variations with wicker boxes under the seat and with a wicker dashboard. I bought mine from a guy that had bought it at a sale in Ohio, so never knew the true origon. Sold it with a Shire gelding that I had at the time. Wish I had it back.

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    Cheryl Moore
    Comment on Built for speed (February 20th, 2009 at 19:12)

    Would ou know od a good horse trainer with the Amish in Missouri or Kansas?

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