Assembled Drop Heel Buggy Shafts for Horses

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$593.79 - $632.79
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Drop Heel Buggy Shafts are assembled once your order is received and reviewed. Allow 2 to 3 weeks.  

Top quality drop heel buggy shafts are bent from straight grain hickory and assembled using hand forged hardware. The shaft coupler eyes on our completely Assembled Drop Heel Buggy Shafts are spaced approximately 42”-43” apart in width.  

Buggy shafts come with hold back strap loops. Choose from Draft, Horse or Pony shaft sizes. Singletree sold separately. We also sell Hold Back Straps for Shafts, a necessary accessory on shafts. Wood Only or Wood and Hardware Components for constructing or repairing your own Drop Heel Buggy Shafts for Horses are also available.

Need a little extra guidance? The book Wheelwrighting: A Modern Introduction Vol II has two chapters on an introduction to building poles and shafts as well as how to assemble them.


  • Length from the cross member to end of shaft tips: Pony 62";  Horse 76”; Draft 88”.
  • Width at end of shaft tips: 26”; width at eyes: 43” (center to center).
  • Coupler eye - 1" wide (made to fit our 1 1/8" opening shaft couplers)
  • Overall length: Horse - approx 90"



Question: How do I know if drop-heel or double-bend shafts are correct for my vehicle?

Answer: It’s a general rule of thumb that if the body of the carriage protrudes in front of the front cross spring, the double bend shafts would be required to give the necessary clearance to the cross bar when turning. A doctor’s buggy which has the body behind the spring could use the drop-heel shafts.

Question: How do I attach these to my buggy or carriage?

Answer: The hardware on the shafts includes a coupler eye. This fits in to our shaft couplers and can be secured in place with our shaft quick pins. We also sell Bradley Shaft Couplers if you prefer that style, although it will require some custom fitting to our hardware. 

Question: How is this item shipped? 

Answer: This item will have to be shipped via truck freight. Please contact us for quotes 605-996-8754


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