Cart building supplies

I use Amazon a lot and find a PRIME membership a real value.

I’m a GOLD member and Audible books are a great travel aid.

Welcome to the Joy Rider Cart

Here you will find technical articles, How-To photos, videos, 3D illustrations,
detailed manuals on building your own customized horse cart and a catalog of components offered for sale.

Follow our development ideas on our BLOG

Introduction to the Joy Rider Cart

The Joy Rider Cart evolved based on experience.  It is not a ‘copy’ or ‘modification’ of any existing vehicle.  It does encompass advanced features such a easy enter, adjustable seat, axle draught, independent suspension.

With these features we have the ability to balance the cart, eliminating horse induced bounce.  This makes is a joy for horse and driver.

Here are some 'in development' photos that will give some idea of the appearance of the cart.

Joy-Rider-II-Test-assembly

The cart is equipped with auto type wheels.  These wheels are the ‘pancake’ spares from a Jeep Cherokee.  The larger wheels improve performance in deep sand.
long-travel-shock

Rear view showing suspension and the screw adjusting seat mount.

This particular Joy Rider Cart was custom built for this horse and driver.  The  unique feater wanted was the ability to tear down the cart for transport in the trailer beside the horse.

Tear down Joy Rider Cart in action
Tear down Joy Rider Cart in action
Tear down cart positioned in trailer
Tear down cart positioned in trailer

Wondering what features make a cart comfortable for horse and driver?  What are the advantages or disadvantages of building your own cart?  Here is a publication that tells you what I've learned over the years.  It includes illustrations for some of the features that I've found essential.

Desirable Features of a Horse Cart – Build or Buy Jac Deweese

  • This will identify the features that you should look for in a cart to make it as comfortable as possible for horse and driver. We welcome your comments.
  • Joy Rider Cart
  • August 25, 2015
  • 21 pages

Portraits

Photography (1999 – 2013)

Chapter 9 Nomadic Lifestyle

Candy canes lollipop macaroon marshmallow gummi bears tiramisu. Dessert croissant cupcake candy canes. Bear claw faworki faworki lemon drops. Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan cookie.

Aa

Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan. Soufflé tootsie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing croissant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheesecake danish jelly pudding bear claw soufflé.

Bb

Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan. Soufflé tootsie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing croissant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheesecake danish jelly pudding bear claw soufflé.

Cc

Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan. Soufflé tootsie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing croissant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheesecake danish jelly pudding bear claw soufflé.

Dd

Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan. Soufflé tootsie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing croissant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheesecake danish jelly pudding bear claw soufflé.

 

The Joy Rider Cart is designed to be built locally to avoid the relatively high cost of shipping complete carts.  Basic metal working skills are required, i.e. cutting, drilling and welding is required.   We offer a fabrication manual for sale as an e-book here.

Horse Cart Fab Manual for Joy Rider Cart Jac Deweese

  • Complete illustrated instructions for fabricating the components needed to build the Joy Rider Cart.

  • Joy Rider Cart
  • August 27, 2015
  • 47 pages

Portraits

Photography (1999 – 2013)

Chapter 9 Nomadic Lifestyle

Candy canes lollipop macaroon marshmallow gummi bears tiramisu. Dessert croissant cupcake candy canes. Bear claw faworki faworki lemon drops. Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan cookie.

Aa

Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan. Soufflé tootsie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing croissant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheesecake danish jelly pudding bear claw soufflé.

Bb

Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan. Soufflé tootsie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing croissant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheesecake danish jelly pudding bear claw soufflé.

Cc

Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan. Soufflé tootsie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing croissant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheesecake danish jelly pudding bear claw soufflé.

Dd

Faworki marzipan sugar plum jelly-o marzipan. Soufflé tootsie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing croissant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheesecake danish jelly pudding bear claw soufflé.

We've included a free download of instructions for assembling and adjusting the Joy Rider Cart.JR Assemble and Adjustl

There are also a number of photos/videos to help illustrate the fabrication and assembly of the Joy Rider Cart.

Some components may present a challenge to the novice and we offer many of these components for sale individually or as kits.  View catalog.

Introducing our NEW Utility Wagon

base-wagon

We've decided to call this a 'utility' wagon because it is so versatile. Children will enjoy pulling it or riding in it.  It is also very handy as a chore or garden wagon. 10" pneumatic wheels with ball bearing hubs insure easy rolling on both smooth and rough surfaces.  They also assure more than adequate load capacity since the wheels are rated to carry 300#.Wagon-wheel

A unique turntable system allows very smooth and easy turns up to 360 degrees. base-wagon-turned

When winter hits and snow makes pulling tough on wheels, simply remove the wheels and slip on the ski runners and suddenly you have a bobsled for hauling wood in for the fireplace.ski-runner-mounted

Have small children who would like to be pulled on your hikes?  Add a child seat (Princess Perch or Prince's Perch) for their comfort and still have room for a picnic basket or groceries.Lilly-approves

Want to haul it in the trunk of your car.  Remove the pin holding the handle on, turn the front wheels 180 degrees and the 20" x 36" box should easily fit.

For storage just stand it up with the front wheels turned 180 degrees and it's foot print is just 20" x 20".IMG_20141226_121619_475

Hand make of quality materials

The wagon will be shipped broken down with all hardware and pre-drilled for assembly.  (It will have been completely assembled and tested before shipping)  This is to minimize shipping costs.  If you order with wheels they will be shipped separately from the rest of the wagon. 

We make these wagons to order.  They are not socked.  Allow 3 to 4 weeks from order to delivery. Options:

  • Metal finish  - choice of gray (shown) or black
  • Wood finish - Spar Varnish over unstained (shown) or Spar Varnish over stain of your choice.
  • Straight handle fixed length of your choice, straight handle that extends from 20 - 28", or bent handle fixed length of your choice.

See our catalog for current pricing and accessories.