Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Carolina, USA
Driving Equipment on the Cheaper Side
So I've often thought Brutus would look adorable in a harness. My trainer drives her minis so recently I asked her if she'd teach me to drive and help me break Bru. She said yes.
Now I'm looking for a cheaper cart and harness. We're just trying it out to see if we like it/goofing around, not showing or anything. If I want to show I'll invest in something nicer, but for now I was wondering if you guys knew of any websites where I could order cheaper driving equipment. My trainer would let me borrow her stuff, but they're all mini things, and Bru is a 14.1h pony and thicker build.
I was also wondering if I should buy a cob size or horse size harness? My trainer says I should go with horse, that they're very adjustable. I'm not sure though. He wears a cob size bridle and a size 68 blanket. I use a size 46 girth with him, but it has elastic on both sides. He's pretty thickly built, he's like 1/4 draft (we think Clydesdale because of his sabino but in the winter he has the pangare fading, like a Belgium though that could come from something ponyish like a Halflinger or a Fjord or something). He's sorta built like a heavier warmblood, or like the light sport horse type Fjords.