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post #1 of 6 Old 04-23-2010, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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zilco harness

my dad was arguing with me that the zilco harness is better than the leather harness i use. i think he's only arguing that because the zilco cost more. ive used the zilco and didn't like it however my dad loves it. the leather harness i use has soft leather thats easy to work but its good strong leather if that makes sense. and i've had it for years.

so theres my thoughts, and i was wondering what you guys thought.
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-23-2010, 01:02 PM
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i agree with you,although leather is more maintainence, i prefer it
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I like Zilco for the convenience and beacuse our harness gets washed A LOT (standardbreds). But for looks and feel, I like leather. In my experience, zilco just holds up better in the long run.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-23-2010, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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yeah im never done cleaning my tack but i don't mind it i find it a good way to wind down :)
the zilco harnesses do look good on some horses, it definitely suited our stallion when he was driving however when i tried it on rocky today he just looked silly in it, actually he just looks silly in a harness (possibly because he's 16'2 and built like a greyhound and has a goofy-ness about him)
i have a picture of blaze in th zilco from ages ago when he was getting broken for the cart it's not got the breast plate on though
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Zilco harnesses are very well made and very good harnesses.
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-26-2010, 01:06 PM
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Actually, it's what ever your preference is. Zilco makes a quality, easy maintenance harness with great fittings. A man in our club has a 20 year old quality leather harness that is to kill for. The quality of the leather,
fittings and the stitching are a work of art. However, I wouldn't want to have to take care of it....but that is just me. I would rather be driving than cleaning leather harness. Nothing beats quality leather for appearance and feel though. Beta is stronger, lighter and easy to maintain.
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