ACS Work Sled

SKU: 794775092499

Conquer Any Terrain ACS Work Sled - Your Ultimate Training and Chore Companion.

  • Removable sides, end gate, and dash – it’s flexible for a variety of jobs
  • Made with pressure-treated lumber to withstand the often unforgiving elements
  • Versatile – it can be used from a single light horse to a heavy draft team
  • Easy-to-use – doesn’t use poles or shafts
  • Field-tested – we use ours almost every day
  • Steel-covered wood runners provide long life; it glides over most surfaces
  • With a wider (4’) track, it’s more stable over uneven terrain
  • 4” wide runners – haul heavier loads with ease

$990.00 CAD

Simply move anything (and everything) – from clearing stones in your field to moving firewood or hauling bales of hay for feeding your stock.

Our sturdy horse-drawn Work Sled makes these jobs more efficient and painless. 

This tool allows you to exercise your horses while making your more physically demanding tasks easier. You might say they come off without a hitch!

Give your horse great training while improving your own driving skills. With removable sides, you have ultimate flexibility in what you can carry. Also, the Work Sled will handle as much or as little weight or materials as your horse or team of horses can pull.

And at the same time, you’re making yourself a better teamster by practicing multiple stops and starts as the load changes.

It’s the ACS Work Sled for the win-win.

Why use a tractor when you could spend more quality time with your horse, learning to work together better?

Weight  242 lbs 
Length  72”
Width  48”
High  35”

Horse Size Measuring Guide

To measure a horse, you should make sure they are standing on an even surface and measure from the ground directly up to the highest point on their withers (A), as shown on the image below as a reference.

Mini Cart
Up to 39" (at withers)

Pleasure Cart
60" and up (at withers)

Weight 99 lbs
Body Width  26” 
Shaft Length  48”

Weight 158 lbs
Body Width  32”
Shaft Length  54” - 64”

Light Horse
Weight  140 lbs
Body Width  32”
Shaft Length  78” - 84”’

That question has many ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ to it. Some of these are the weight of the horse, conditioning of the horse, type of vehicle, type of terrain travelling on, gravel or paved roads, and how hilly is the terrain. As a horse owner, you need to take all of this into consideration while using the guides below.

Here is a general guide to determining what weight a horse can comfortably pull.


Horse owners can use a general guide to determine what weight a horse can comfortably pull.

When hitched to a wheeled vehicle or loaded on a flat, smooth surface, a single horse can

pull three times its body weight. For example, if a horse weighs 1,000 pounds, it can pull 3,000

pounds. When you add hills into the equation, the maximum weight decreases to two times the

horse’s body weight or less.

The two-times body weight rule also comes into play when the road condition worsens, such as

on gravel or dirt tracks. When you are on very bad surfaces, such as sand or in the mountains, a

horse should only pull a load that is equal to its body weight or lower.

You may come across different opinions on the maximum weight a horse can pull on wheels.

Contradicting the above rule, some say horses can actually pull six times their body weight on a

good road. This means that in reality, a 1,000-pound horse could pull 6,000 pounds, but this

would only be feasible for a short period. The lighter the load, the further the horse will be able

to travel.


You will frequently see larger carriages or heavier wagons being pulled by a pair or team of

horses. Increasing the number of horses significantly increases the weight they can pull, sharing

the workload between the horses. When you add a second horse to make a team of two, they can

pull three times as much on wheels as a single horse.

For example, if a single horse can pull 1,000 pounds, putting two horses together increases the

total load to 3,000 pounds – a great way to improve the energy efficiency of these magnificent


When you add even more horses, the weight they can pull on wheels increases to an impressive

amount. For example, the Budweiser Clydesdales pull their famous wagon in a team of eight

horses. When their wagon is fully loaded, it weighs 12 tons – that is 24,000 pounds!