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        07-16-2014, 10:23 PM
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    Foal
    Any other places online maybe for decent harnesses around $200?
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        07-16-2014, 10:36 PM
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    Foal
    Http://m.ebay.com/itm/121384657245?nav=WATCHING_ACTIVE what about this one?
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        07-17-2014, 12:32 AM
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    Foal
    It says no returns accepted. I think if you go used, it's really a good idea to look at it first hand rather than take a chance. I had a second hand leather harness and part of the breastcollar strap where it attaches to the neck strap broke without even being on a horse. So it pays to be careful.
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        07-17-2014, 12:43 AM
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    Foal
    Forgot to ask...

    What part of CA? Northern, central or SoCal?
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        07-17-2014, 01:01 AM
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    Foal
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    Forgot to ask...

    What part of CA? Northern, central or SoCal?
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    Northern
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        07-17-2014, 01:38 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Hmmm. Trying to think of anything that might be in your area. I know Carriage Driving Essentials is in Mariposa, but that might be too far south. Top of the Line Farm is in Redding, Holly Singleton has Haflingers she drives, but probably has contacts for harness makers.
         
        07-17-2014, 07:08 PM
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    Started
    Not a fan of nylon. It is not consistent in size, stretches, shrinks, gets stiff, rubs some horses raw, fades, gets rough, then breaks. By the time you buy a harness, then replace the pieces that don't fit or did not come with the harness, you could have saved up and bought a good complete harness.

    A decent Amish biothane buggy harness can be had around here for less than $400. I bought one, and use it all the time with no wear and tear. I imagine I could get a used one for $250.

    You also need to figure out what kind of carriage you will have, because that will impact what type of harness you need. The trace connections and tugs come in various styles, depending on your carriage.

    Good Luck!

    Nancy
         
        07-22-2014, 12:03 AM
      #18
    Foal
    Adding holes to a nylon harness is done with a nail, pliers and a lighter. Heat up the nail and melt yourself a hole.
         

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