Sulkies & gigs

Sulkies or gigs were the most popular two wheeled horse drawn vehicles. 

Sulkies were light and fast. They were popular with farmers for trips into town, and people in cities who could afford to feed and keep a horse.

The first sulkies only had a small seat for the driver, who people joked was off by himself sulking.

Later the seat was widened for a passenger, but the sulky name stuck. Some sulkies had a small tray at the back to carry a suitcase or milk cans.

Sulkies featured in the National Carriage Collection include a Dog Cart, Drop Shaft Sulky, Drop Shaft Sulky c1910, Pole Sulky, Ralli Cart, Show Sulky, and a Straight Shaft Brake Sulky.