Originally Posted by kait18
i am not sure if it helps or not but you don't have to go out and buy a whole harness setup... if you get a proper carriage/sleigh for this guy...
Some folks near me and others I have seen use a regular western saddle and breast collar. And hook the wooden poles of the carriage to the stirrups some how.
It looks odd but it worked out for the people who were using it.
. While it's true that you may be able to pull the sleigh, when you go to stop, the sleigh will hit the horse's back end.
As eliduc said, there is a purpose for each part of the harness and in this case there is no breeching which is what prevents the sleigh from traveling forward when the horse stops.