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Beautiful horse, very nice equipment!
Main problem is no one is holding the horse.
As greentree also stated, the shafts are too high, the shafts on this type of vehicle should follow the line of the traces.
I would lower the tugs 3 or 4 holes.
The harness looks too big for the horse, which Greentree pointed out. See how the buckles on the breast collar go so far back that they are starting to interfere with the saddle and the girths, and all of the extra leather hanging past the girth, if you look very closely, I blew it up, the girth is up past
the tightest hole for the photo. Once the tugs are lowered, the saddle will be unusable with this horse, it really is unusable now.
If the holdback irons were moved forward, the holdback straps would have a better line towards the front of the horse, and the breeching would function a lot better.
I also think that if the holdback irons were moved forward the breeching would be fine where it is now.
The reins are on the lowest hole on the shanks of the bit, way too much bit for a driving horse. If your horse needs the reins hooked to the lowest slot on the bit... you should not be driving that horse.
The traces have nothing from the breast collar to the single tree to keep them from drooping to the ground, easy for a horse to get a leg over the trace. The trace should run between the two girths, and then the shafts should have a trace holder attached to it, and finally the trace should go between the straps of the hold backstraps. DSC00973.jpg Attachment 231922 DSC00977.jpg