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    02-19-2011, 10:41 AM
Oh, boy. What am I looking at here? I feel lost again. I don't understand what's in the dropdown menu, or which one I want 0_o. This is hard to learn on my own.


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    02-19-2011, 10:45 AM
Originally Posted by BackInTheSaddleAgain    
Thank you :)
Well, since I posted this, I've done a lot of research and I've decided to go with beta biothane, I'm ordering a Smucker's Pleasure Harness: Carriage Driving Essentials - Smuckers Synthetic Pleasure Harness
Celine is great to work with and very knowledgeable.
I bought a beautiful leather harness from her and have a bit on order
    02-19-2011, 10:54 AM
Oh, good! I keep hearing good things about her. That give me more confidence that I've made the right decision.
Originally Posted by churumbeque    
Celine is great to work with and very knowledgeable.
I bought a beautiful leather harness from her and have a bit on order
    02-19-2011, 05:22 PM
I am unsure how to use or connect the first ones that you posted, the longer ones that are just chain.

However, I do know that you must have (I call them tugs) on your harness to use the one's with the D on the end. Let me find a decent picture of one of our harnesses. We use the leather tugs with the heel chain on the end instead of chain all the way down.

It's a little blurry but you can see where the tug is attached to the hame and then runs down to where the heel chain is hooked on the double tree.
    02-19-2011, 08:38 PM
I love visuals. It makes all the difference! Thank you for your help again, smrobs :)
    02-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Glad I could.
    02-19-2011, 09:58 PM
BackintheSaddle, when I used my breast collar harness to start my horses, I also had an extra singletree that I attached to the tire or wood pallet that I dragged around. You can see the singletree in the picture that smbrobs showed with the traces (the tugging straps) connected to the heel chains, which are attached to the ends of the singletree. That keeps the chains spread out behind the horse, so that the horse doesn't step on them. The first time or two that I hitched up to a training load, I actually used baling twine to connect the traces and the singletree, tied it in a quick release knot and kept the long tails close to hand. I wanted to be able to give a quick yank and free the load we were dragging if we had a wreck and got tangled in the harness. You have to get really close to their back legs to connect up or release, and that was NOT a place I wanted to be if my horse started running or kicking out at the load!

It's a lot of fun to drive, and if you've done ground work already, the training is easy. You'll enjoy it!

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