Kelly started helping out showing draft horses at 13 years old and had draft teams on the farm that his family did chores with. He showed, pulled and trained every summer for 15 years. In 1983, he and his dad tried a winter of logging with their horses with great success, and in the process learned much about harness, and the dynamics of “pulling” – the physics, if you will, of what it takes to break things, and a full understanding of how strong something needs to be to NOT break! He spent much time with the “old fellows” in his area, learning as much as he could from them, and with that, began fabricating things on his own – the first vehicle he built was a show wagon for his Percheron team in 1985.
Since that time he has built a few other units, but has started in
earnest now, on behalf of the miniature horse. Applying all he has learned to produce a vehicle that “works”.
Kelly's Korner blog has been established to share his learnings...enjoy!