I found this cart for sale, also locally, that doesn't have the asthetic value of the blue cart, but a quick bail out the side would be alot easier to execute, should that sort of thing become necessary. :)
It's newer and has seen less use than the blue one. They want more money for it, but supposedly it's a package deal with a synthetic harness. Depending on the harness, this could be very enticing.
The shafts are horse size at 81" but the wheels are only 35" in diameter. There are no bells and whistles. No spares box, the shafts are plain, not wrapped in patent. This is a training vehicle, specifically made for that purpose.
Oh decisions, decisions. Do I want to train her in a pretty cart or a cart that has a very easy form of egress? :)
Blue Cart: $500, 48" wheels, 83" shafts, rear entry
Oak Cart $800 (harness incl), 35" wheels, 81" shafts, side entry
Hmmm, I dunno. I guess I'll have to see the Oak Cart in person and then decide which to get, if any!
Tomorrow is the big hunt. The All New England Hunt's Joint Meet where all the hunts in NE are invited to hunt with Myopia at their prestigeous Hamilton, MA territory. We'll be loading and leaving around 10:30am to arrive at 11:30am. Hounds are cast at 1:00pm, so exciting!