Most of the horse-drawn sleighs are 80
to 100 years old and are not intended for actual sleighing
but rather as decoration or display.
We generally maintain an inventory of approximately
100 sleighs on hand in various styles and conditions of restoration.
Examples of sleighs are:
- These types of sleighs are known as the "Cutters".
Examples include the Portland Cutter and the Buffalo Cutter. They
are very light-weight and high off of the ground.
- These sleighs were usually used for business purposes.
The back seat can be removed for more cargo room and the front seat
can be shifted for the most desirable position. These are the forerunner
to todays van and stationwagon.
Sleighs - This sleigh design originated
in the Northern region was built heavier to withstand the heavier
snows. This is the same style sleigh that was used in the movie
- Used for business purposes, such as delivery and
farm choring, the Bob-Runner is probably the most recognizable sleigh
ever built. As with the business sleigh, the rear seat(s) are removable
giving the owner more cargo room. Turning was much easier also,
as the running gear is similar in design to a wagon.