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2 wheeled horse-drawn vehicle, dark green, red and yellow lining. Long shafts, tray under body, brake gear. Possibly used for breaking in horses to harness.
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse sulky
History and use
This sulky has 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’.

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, besides its usefulness in breaking in horses . (Bolton Collection)
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