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I have never used shafts before and wanted to get folks opinion on how they look. I wonder if they are too high in the front?
Thanks for the help

Klaus Karbaumer says 2016-08-24 10:07:05 (CST)

No, not at all, Billy. They are just right.

2 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

grey says 2016-08-25 12:49:12 (CST)

Height looks good, but when the mule steps ahead and the traces come tight, the tips of the shafts are going to be behind the collar and liable to get stuck behind the collar in a turn. Maybe drop a couple links and hitch a little closer.

2 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Klaus Karbaumer says 2016-08-26 09:35:59 (CST)

Grey, that's a valid concern, but since I do not see how much closer Billy get hitch the mule, the opposite might work as well, set him out in front for one or two links. By the way, turn or not, the animal between the shafts is not supposed to turn inside the shafts, in a sharp turn he is supposed to step sideways.

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Billy Foster says 2016-08-26 14:51:13 (CST)

There was one instance were one end of the shafts got behind the collar. I think it would make sense to move her ahead or back whichever fits the set-up better. Thanks fo the suggestions guys.

BTW concerning side stepping when turning:
You may or may not know that Molly Mae is new to us and her past is a big mystery except that she came out of Pennsylvanian. I have a suspicion she was worked in a team quite often since while in shafts I just mentioned Gee to her when turning around and she side stepped around like a pro.


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