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Which pushchair / pram system with horses to look after?!

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holistichorsehelp · 28/04/2012 18:05

Hi all,
I'm new to this forum - due to give birth to my first baby around 11th September. My husband and I are having discussions about which pushchair would be most appropriate considering that we'd like to be able to take baby and horse out for walks together - any thoughts / experiences appreciated.
Sue

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Butkin · 28/04/2012 18:12

Can't really advise except to say we had a tough 3 wheeler with chunky rubber wheels for countryside outings with horse or to equine events and a normal foldable McClaren for going to the shops.

blueberryboybait · 28/04/2012 18:17

I would suggest a mountain buggy, we had a carrycot and carseat attachments for ours. If you are not fussy about second hand for the horsey walks then try and get an older model Terrain with a fixed front wheel.

Pixel · 28/04/2012 18:18

If you are wanting to get out into proper countryside a sling and then a back carrier would probably mean you wouldn't need an 'all terrain' pushchair for quite a while and give you much more freedom. Of course I'm assuming it will be your dh lugging a toddler about on his back not youWink

Heartbeep · 28/04/2012 18:19

Yup mountain buggy or the easywalker sky which is essentially the same as the mb just folds differently & is a bit cheaper.
Both good 'off road' inflatable tyres though so ensure you fill with gloop to avoid punctures.

lagoonhaze · 28/04/2012 18:22

I would get an ergo sling and a second hand old style mountain buggy that you won't care if it gets trashed with mud etc

AlpinePony · 28/04/2012 19:23

I've walked a x-country course with a Phil & Ted's Vibe (for 2).

CMOTDibbler · 28/04/2012 19:32

I'd get dh to use a sling (a mei tai personally) as a pushchair is a pita if you are properly off road - and get disgusting in the mud. A good sling will last a long time too - theres a pic on my profile of dh wearing ds when he was 3

MoonlightandRoses · 29/04/2012 00:26

I'd also go with the decent sling option, but we do find the Nipper 360 brilliant when heading 'cross country' for various Hunter Trials / eventing / catching in from the field type requirements where the weather is slightly 'inclement'.

frumpet · 03/05/2012 16:15

I used a sling to start with when i had ds2 , then a back carrier , then a really old landrover pushchair as its really lightweight but sturdy so i could push it and drag the barrow behind when poo picking . I would probably get a second hand MB if i were you , especially if its going to get filthy , oh and get the tyres slimed if they arnt solid .

frumpet · 03/05/2012 16:16

Is that padstow cmot ?

CMOTDibbler · 03/05/2012 16:34

It is Frumpet Grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 03/05/2012 21:17

Big fixed wheels and good suspension.

Imozarabelle · 11/06/2012 22:40

Hi, we have 3 dds and our first pushchair was a Pegasus Land Rover which is allterrain. They are no longer made but you could pick one up on ebay. It really does go anywhere (except just ploughed, wet fields!) and there is a cot attachment for the first 6/9 months until they can sit up. It was bought 11 years ago, costing about £500 then, and I am still using it for my 3.5 year old when she is sleepy or on longer walks.

I do have a smaller cleaner one I use that is a stoller and folds up tiny in the car as all terrain are quite big even when folded. Keep a Land Rover one for the stables! They are cool looking and really comfy even for sleeping children or older children. We have ceratinly road tested ours over the years and had our monies worth.

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