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Featured Horse-Drawn Vehicles

The Manes and Tails Harness Club has a number of members who have build original horse-drawn vehicles, have built replicas of antique vehicles or have restored antique vehicles. This section of the website will be dedicated to featuring some of the handywork of our members, including tips and procedures.

FEATURE ARTICLES - Exclusively for MTHC

Special articles written by Manes and Tails Harness Club members for the MTHC website. These articles describe some of their experiences and adventures in the process of building their featured vehicle.

"Restoration of a Scale Model of the Original 6-Horse Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch and Beer Wagon"

by Carol Gross

"Push Sleighs"

Featuring two half-sized replicas of a country cutter from 1812, one built by Kenn Kopitzke an the other by Sharon Sarappo.

by Kenn Kopitzke

 

 

"Painting Tips"

Featuring a Russian Child's sleigh

by Kenn Kopitzke

 

sleigh photo


"Building a Portland Cutter"

by William Ersland

Portland cutter photo

"Wood Bending on a Budget"

by Kenn Kopitzke

Child's portland cutter photo


FEATURED VEHICLES

Albany Cutter

Restored and owned by Kenn Kopitzke

Striping by Karen Hanke

Upholstry by Steve Waddell

Albany Cutter
Sprung Portland Cutter

Restored by Kenn Kopitzke

Owned by Sharon Sarappo
Portland Cutter
4-Wheeled Trap

Built by Kenn Kopitzke

Owned by Sharon Sarappo
4-wheel trap

Bobsleigh

Built by Steve Waddell

Owned by George and Kate Dege

Sleigh-4-runner

Delivery Bobsleigh

Built by Kenn Kopitzke

Owned by Sharon Sarappo

delivery sleigh

Country Cart

Built by Sharon and Wayne Sarappo, Carol Gross & Kenn Kopitzke

Striping by Carol Gross

Owned by Sharon Sarappo

village cart

Draft Bobsleigh

Built and owned by Ken Letourneau

Draft Bobsleigh

Democrat Wagon

Built and owned by Ken Letourneau

draft 4-wheel cart

Albany Cutter

Restored by Claudia Cavanaugh and Kenn Kopitzke

Owned by Claudia Cavanaugh

Albany cutter

Janesville (Portland) Cutter

Restored and owned by Bill Ersland

Article: Building a Portland Cutter
by William Ersland

Portland cutter
Draft Horse Bobsleigh

Built and owned by Ken Letourneau