Hey! I'm not terribly new to driving, I drove in the city an awful lot. But to be honest I never learned anything about proper tack fit, how it all worked, and I'm sure I learned how to drive the laziest, most simple way - not necessarily the right way.
But I love to drive I also happen to have a little pony who seriously needs a job! When I got him I was told he had an injured rib and couldn't carry any sort of weight. But I just had the vet out to do their teeth and talked to her about it. After some thorough checks all over his body she determined there is no pain or any other reason he couldn't learn to drive. Needless to say - I'm thrilled!
At a rescue I work at we have a few different pony size harnesses that people donated to us, not all of them complete and not all in great shape. I found one that I liked the most, it had a tree and a more structured saddle, the other was rolled and more flexible with no spine clearance. But This harness has a crupper - not breeching which I'm used to. So I'm not sure where the brakes are? I don't have a cart or anything, once he learns all the ground driving skills and starts pulling things I'll start looking into getting a cart for him. This harness also has a breast collar, but it's rather... flimsy looking?
I took some pictures of him in just the saddle part to see if anyone could let me know what they think of the fit? There is about a 2 finger clearance in the gullet but my phone couldn't get a good pic of that.
Now that I look at the photo it looks like I had it up too far.. Also, under the shaft tugs, where the girth is, there are 2 extra loops that hang from where the girth cinches, I'm not sure what those are?