Straight Shaft Brake Sulky

Description

This sulky has a tray with hinged tail-gate, sarven hubs, a brake and very long shafts which made it suitable for breaking in horses. The 2.8m shafts with an extra hitching position kept the untrained horse away from the vehicle body. This saved damage to the sulky if the horse started kicking. The brake helped stop the horse from bolting, and to learn commands to ‘whoa’.

Colour

Black vehicle with red and yellow lining.

History

Besides its usefulness in breaking in horses, this simple tray sulky was a handy general purpose vehicle for two passengers and a fair quantity of goods, or produce such as milk cans. (Bolton Collection)

Registration

H14815

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