I am so glad you got to go to an event. Did you go to the one in OK last weekend? Driving people are so nice, most want to help you be safe and to succeed in your driving endeavors. Congratulations on a new driving whip too.
Did you stay for the marathon?
I know some of that stuff is outrageously expensive, my first harness was a used, made in India one, $100. Then I bought one at an auction, $225, and then I bought one from the local Amish man, $400. In 1992 I bought a used Smucker's deluxe harness for $500, then I saved and saved, in 2008 my mom gave me a new Smucker's Super Deluxe bridle for X mas, $400, I bought the rest of the harness in 2009 in the deluxe style, new $900. Mom wanted to spurge on the bridle, because that is what most people see first and remember most, Smart!
I think Smucker's Harness is the best buy for the money. It does not mean I wouldn't get a Freedman's or a Hunt's or a Bowmann's harness if I won the lottery.
Like everything it takes time to move up in equipment. All my harnesses are sold or worn out except both of the Smucker's , the one I bought used is now my everyday harness.
Last edited by Clayton Taffy; 11-01-2012 at 08:59 AM.