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Equine Article Index of Carts

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Shown below is a list of Wiki Horse Articles contained in the Wiki Equine Article Category named "Carts". Next to the article's name is a snippet of introductory text from that equine article. You can click on the article's name to view that horse article.




  • Basterna - A basterna was a kind of vehicle, or litter, in which Ancient Roman women were carried. It appears to have resembled the lectica; and the only difference apparently was, that the lectica was carried on the shoulders of slaves, and the basterna by two mules, according to Isaac Casaubon. Several etymologies of the word have been proposed....

  • Cart - "Carts" redirects here. For the transportation system, see Capital Area Rural Transportation System, or Chautauqua CARTS. A cart is a vehicle or device designed for transport, using two wheels and normally pulled by one or a pair of draught animals....

  • Curricle - A curricle was a smart, light two-wheeled chaise or "chariot", large enough for the driver and a passenger and— most unusual for a vehicle with a single axle—usually drawn by a carefully-matched pair of horses. It was popular in the early 19th century: its name — from the Latin curriculum, meaning "running", "racecourse" or "chariot" — is the equivalent of a "runabout" and it was a rig suitable for a smart young man who liked to drive himself, at a canter. The French liked the English-sounding term "carrick" for these vehicles....

  • Float (horse-drawn) - A float is a form of two-wheeled horse-drawn cart with a dropped axle to give an especially low loadbed.

  • Gari (vehicle) - A gari is a horse-drawn cart. Garis typically have two wheels with rubber tires, are pulled by one horse, and can carry two passengers plus the driver. Within towns and cities, they function as taxicabs....

  • Governess cart - A Governess cart is a small two-wheeled horse-drawn cart. Their distinguishing feature is a small tub body, with two opposed inward-facing seats. They could seat four, although there was little room for four large adults....

  • Horse and buggy - A horse and buggy (in American English) or horse and carriage (in British English and American English) refers to a light, simple, two-person carriage of the 19th and early 20th centuries, drawn usually by one or sometimes by two horses. Also called a roadster, it was made with two wheels in England and the United States, and with four wheels in the United States as well. It had a folding or falling top....

  • Jaunting car - The Irish form of the sprung cart, called a jaunting car or jaunty car, was a light, horse-drawn, two-wheeled open vehicle with seats placed lengthwise, either face to face or back to back. It was a popular mode of transportation in 19th Century Dublin popularized by Valentine Vousden in a song by that name. Also called an outside car or sidecar, it was peculiar in that its seats ran longitudinally and the passengers' feet were placed on a footboard outboard of the wheels....

  • Ralli car - A Ralli car is a traditional type of horse-drawn cart, named after the Ralli family. The vehicle was commonly used as a general run-around for families. It has back-to-back seating with space under the seats for luggage or shopping bags....

  • Sicilian cart - The Sicilian cart (or carretto Siciliano in Italian and carrettu Sicilianu in Sicilian or carretti (plural)) is an ornate, colorful style of horse or donkey-drawn cart native to the island of Sicily, in Italy.

  • Sprung cart - A sprung cart was a light, one-horse (or more usually pony), two-wheeled vehicle with road springs, for the carriage of passengers on informal occasions. Its name varied according to the body mounted on it. Examples were the ralli car, jaunting car, governess cart, tax cart (or taxed cart) and Whitechapel cart....

  • Sulky - A sulky is a lightweight cart having two wheels and a seat for the driver only but usually without a body, generally pulled by horses or dogs, and is used for harness races. The term is also used for a light stroller, an arch mounted on wheels or crawler tracks and used in logging, or other types of vehicle having wheels and usually a seat for the driver, such as a plough, lister or cultivator. A sulky for horses is a lightweight two-wheeled, single-seat cart that is used as a form of rural transport in many parts of the world....

  • Un-sprung cart - The un-sprung cart was a simple, sturdy, one-horse, two-wheeled vehicle used by roadmen, farmers and the like for small loads of relatively dense material like road metal or dung. In Australia and New Zealand, it is frequently called a dray. Elsewhere, that is a name occasionally used....


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