RCS2014#74 – Update for Road Carts

2014 RCS #
74
Summary
Update for Road Carts
Date Received
01Jun13
Proponent
Pleasure Driving Committee
Change Date
Next Rulebook
Status
Closed for comments – 01Sep13
Activity
Initial Posting: 01Jun13
PDC – Withdrawn:31July31

Current Wording – PLEASURE DRIVING APPENDIX A, Section 2.8 – VEHICLES

Road or Jogging Cart

Definition: Light road carts are used for exercise and formerly they were sometimes used as personal conveyances like plain buggies. They may be painted to suit the individual’s taste.

Harness: The harness is similar to buggy harness and usually has a bridle with an overdraw check and a snaffle bit. A bridle with a normal noseband and a double-ring or Wilson snaffle or a Liverpool bit is acceptable and may be preferred by some judges. Although the saddle has little weight to carry, it should be well enough stuffed so that no weight bears directly on the horse’s spine.

Horses: The usual road cart horse is of a fast trotting type.

Suggested Wording – PLEASURE DRIVING APPENDIX A, Section 2.8 – VEHICLES

Road or Jogging Cart

Definition: Light road carts are used for exercise and as personal conveyances. They may be painted or natural finish to suit the individual’s taste.

HARNESS: The harness is similar to a buggy harness and has a bridle with a conventional noseband and a snaffle with optional overcheck attached to a bridoon, or a liverpool with an optional side check.

Horses: The usual road cart horse is of a fast trotting type.

Reason for change

Update language for this popular vehicle.

2 Response(s)

  1. marshasue says :

    August 23, 2013

    Add the following: ….or a liverpool with an optional side check attached to a bridoon.
    If either an overcheck or a side check is used, it should be attached to a bridoon bit and not the driving bit.

  2. CaroleSweet says :

    August 28, 2013

    Why eliminate the reference to Wilson snaffles and appropriately padded saddles? Light road carts were also used to get stallions to mares to be bred…they weren’t all of the “fast trotting type”.

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