I have decided to teach my pony to drive! We were told he pulled a cart a few times before we got him (he was probably 2-3 years old then; now he's 15 years old) I have a cart but I need help choosing a harness for him. I've been looking at some on ebay but it's hard to tell what's good and what isn't. My little guy is a 11.2-12 hh Welsh pony and is a little round. I'm planning measuring him Friday when I'm home; I've looked at some diagrams but if anyone recommends a certain one, please share.
I would prefer a leather harness, and black leather would be fantastic since my cart is black and red. I would prefer to keep it under $150 since I won't be driving much. I know I won't get the BEST quality harness for $150, and it doesn't have to be the prettiest thing in the world, but I just want something that will last. If you've run across any nice harness sets for sale that fit the description, please let me know!
I've looked at the harness "lots" on ebay and they all seem to include the bridle, reins, girth, breast collar, breeching, and crupper (not exactly sure of the purpose of the last two), so is that all I need? I know next to nothing about this stuff so ANY help at all would be greatly appreciated!
Also, I do plan on ground driving, getting him used to the cart, etc. first... I'm not going to just hook him up to the cart and take off. ;)