Ground driving/buying a harness questions
I mentioned on a previous thread that I have been working with my mare in preparation for driving.
We have been doing a lot of ground driving. She will circle both directions, change directions easily at walk and trot, whoa, back up, and we have been working on weaving through the trees with wide curves (at first at the walk, now at the trot).
Her turns are all very wide- she doesn't turn as sharply as she can under saddle, but I'm not sure that's something desirable?
Is there anything else I should be asking her for?
She will drag pvc poles easily. I'm starting to think it may be time to buy a harness- all we are using now is a surcingle.
Any suggestions on finding a good used harness? Any particular name brands that are known for being good quality? Any name brands I should stay away from? I definitely want leather.
I've been looking in the local classifieds, and haven't seen anything other than neoprene or mini/hackney sized.