The shore goat cart

Discussion in 'Pack and Working Goats' started by Paige, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

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    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    When I was into harness goats another person told me that its better to have four wheeled carts instead of two, since its easier on the goat since they don't have to balance with two wheels.
     

  3. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

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    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
    Yes I heard that also. I already have a four wheeled wagon for real work and for bigger pulling jobs, but I want a two wheeled rig for light driving. It would'nt be used very much, just on sunday afternoons and stuff.
     
  4. DebMc

    DebMc Member

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    Dec 10, 2009
    The cart I'm considering has 3 wheels. I'm thinking about getting it now, albeit my wether is only 6 months old. I figure the earlier he's exposed, the more comfortable he'll be pulling it. At present, he weighs around 90 lbs. The cart weighs 70 some. I've read goats can pull 1.5 X their weight so it should be okay, as long as I don't add a load.

    Here's a link to the cart. Tell me what you think. Until my wether's full grown or big enough, I'd only be leading him pulling it.

    http://www.k9carting.com/dogcart.html

    Deb Mc
     
  5. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

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    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
    I really (really really really!) like the cart and I know your wether could pull it, but man look at the price! Thats why I was thinking about the cart in my link, because I could build it. Your right, the sooner he sees his cart the better. I think you have a nice goat on your hands.
     
  6. DebMc

    DebMc Member

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    Dec 10, 2009
    This cart is less expensive than others I've looked at and it's lighter, too. I'm buying it, or whatever cart I decide on, with redeemed "reward points" from using my charge card to make purchases the last couple years. :dance: I've accumulated lots, enough to pay for the cart, maybe not shipping though. And eventually, down the road, before he starts pulling me, I'll need to get him a nicer harness with better padding.

    I wish I could build a cart from scratch, but no can do. If you can, go for it! That would be awesome.

    I don't know about that steering rod. :whatgoat: I think the cart could probably be assembled and used without it. I'll have to write the manufacturer and ask.

    Deb Mc