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Mouse's new cart
« on: October 17, 2005, 07:57:14 am »
Its been a long while since we posted.  But Mouse just has to show off his new cart he got for his Birthday. 

It was built by Michael Starn (Old Dominion Buggy Works), and we LOVE it!  We just finished the long-haul at drafting.  Anyone wanna go for a ride?

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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005, 07:58:28 am »
That's so cool!! I'm up for a ride!  ;D


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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2005, 08:08:30 am »
Wow!!  That's awesome I love it!

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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2005, 08:13:37 am »
That's really neat! Can you actually ride in that thing?


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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2005, 08:41:38 am »
Wow, that is a gorgeous cart.  I've seen dog carts before, but this one is supreme!

How much weight can he carry at one time in that thing?

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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2005, 09:55:48 pm »
That cart holds at least 300lbs no problem.  I haven't ridden in it yet. 

I'm pretty sure Mouse can pull quite a bit.  His first season of weight pull, he pulled 2642 lbs.
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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2005, 10:03:43 pm »
Way cool!  Where did you get that?  I need to get one for Lady.

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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2005, 10:21:59 pm »
That is beautiful and he looks like he loves it!!

Can you tell us more about weight pulling. How does it affect their joints, etc.?
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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005, 10:24:01 pm »
Great cart. Angus would love to come over for a ride, though he will have to sit on the floor!!

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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2005, 10:24:02 pm »
That cart is really nice.  I'm trying to imagine my uncontrollable dogs pulling me in it.  Maybe not just yet. lol.  :)
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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2005, 05:57:29 am »
LOL!  That picture is hilarious!  The cart was made by Michael Starn of Old Dominion BuggyWorks in Bealeton, VA.  He made it for Mouse's 3rd Birthday. 

Weight pull and drafting are similiar in the fact that there is a harness involved.  They are two very different sports. With any sport, injury may occur.   But there is little evidence that proper weight pulling has any negative effects.  In fact, it strengthens muscles that help hold the hips together.  Of course, weight pulling a really young dog could put unneed stress on a growing body.  I wouldn't weight pull a large dogs until at least 18-24 months old depending on physical condition. 

Drafting on the other hand puts very little stress on the body.  A properly balanced 2 wheel cart only has 1 lb of downward pressure on the shafts. 

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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2005, 06:00:25 am »
LOL I love that picture, it looks so real
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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2005, 06:18:50 am »
AC, I LOVE that pic!! Very cute!

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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2005, 06:46:40 am »
As per romanreign's advice, Angus is to young to pull it so he has to ride in it. Someday he'll be a big like mouse!

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Re: Mouse's new cart
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2005, 07:27:17 am »
That is just the kind of cart I want for Samson & Pippin once they are cart trained!...Very nice!...Maybe once I get my guys cart trained they could be together without looking like this! :D