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    04-23-2010, 10:08 AM
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. I've used the zilco and didn't like it however my dad loves it. The leather harness I use has soft leather that's 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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    04-23-2010, 01:02 PM
I agree with you,although leather is more maintainence, I prefer it
    04-23-2010, 05:04 PM
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.
    04-23-2010, 06:32 PM
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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    04-27-2010, 03:48 AM
Zilco harnesses are very well made and very good harnesses.
    06-26-2010, 01:06 PM
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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