Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Casa Grande, Arizona
A proper black harness is used with brown reins. The reins are brown so dye does not come off on your hands/gloves. My guess is your harness was inexpensive. Any decent harness maker does not sell black reins.
I have a harness that's black and the reins are actually half black (part that attaches to the bridle) and the second half is neutral brown. They're all nice quality too.
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