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post #11 of 99 Old 08-12-2012, 10:45 PM
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Could be - get an exacto and cut it all off then reharness and walk them around a bit...any better or worse? You can always get more duct tape and put it back...duct tape comes in some really awesome ghetto colors nowadays - camo, hot pink - leopard...HAHAHA!

By they way, your donkey is adorable. I hope one day to own a mule. A gaited mule, in fact ..one I can ride and drive.
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Hah!! I would LOVE a mule too. They are on my bucket list for sure.

So the duct tape pretty much as no use? I don't need anything to put through the tugs?
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Hah!! I would LOVE a mule too. They are on my bucket list for sure.

So the duct tape pretty much as no use? I don't need anything to put through the tugs?
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I think if you get everything adjusted correctly the duct tape should not be used.
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I concur (LOL) - the ductape is just a redneck way of getting the tugs to keep from sliding - if the rest of the harness fits and is secured correctly, you won't need it (or anything) for that matter.

I also saw zebra and polka dot ductape just a bit ago at walmart...LLOL!! the choices are endless....hehee!
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Hah! Maybe ill get zebra to cover up the hole in the seat of the cart ;) ... This cart has seen better days for sure.
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I'm thinking the shafts need to go back a litttttle more still though its not hitting him in the neck anymore.

.... I also sprayed the cart black with rust-o-lium (how ever its spelled). It looks good now, not like a rust bucket! ;)
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Did you get rid of the duct tape?
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The duct tape is gone! :) I loosed up the clips for the breeching and the traces. I think they could be loosened up.a little more.
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The only thing that looks obvious to me is that your saddle could go back a bit. Looks to be on the withers and it should be further back maybe 4 inches or so.
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I thought the same, but the are pretty mutton withered. It doesn't look like that in the photo but I think it might be the angle and the fact his leg is cocked. I'm always careful to set it back more because originally it was to far forward.

Also, as you can see, he is obese. When I set the saddle back and pull up the girth it just slides forward right into their elbows. This guy's girth goes right from armpits to belly which is frustrating! They were getting girth sores pretty bad, hence the girth covers (aka, halter crown fleeces Haha!).

I'll definitely try to move it back though. It's supposed to be more like at the base of the wither, right?
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