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post #11 of 17 Old 01-06-2019, 08:03 PM
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Ken Bauerle (Hog Branch Harness) in Mississippi. You can google them. They do have a website. They work in Biothane and there are several choices of product. They do have ready made or in my case they custom made my set to accommodate their size and my shoulder injury. Leather harness is very heavy and depending on the size (height) of your horse it can be hard to get everything aligned and up. Cleaning all that leather is also time consuming. The woman I worked for had all leather harness. Even keeping up after it it took time every so often to keep it in really good shape. After the accident there was no way I could carry it unless it was in pieces and even then throwing it up on them would not have happened. Ken designed mine so it came apart in three pieces that were really easy and obvious to put together. It was quite a bit lighter, easier to clean and care for and when my shoulder could handle the weight and motion I was able to harness without taking it apart. I could also configure it more than one way depending on what I was doing. It could go from show harness to basic carriage harness to work harness using interchangeable pieces. He puts a lot of thought and care into his harness and it is quality. It was also very reasonably priced. You could call and ask to see his price list and what it includes. Mine was more extensive and custom but even then I think it was under $1500 per horse. That included bridle. I don't remember if I had to purchase the hames separate of if they were included. I did buy the collars from Amish country when we went up for Horse Progress Days. My original collars came with my mares. Kept up they'll last a long, long time. They are leather.
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post #12 of 17 Old 01-09-2019, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Do you know what size collar your horse wears? My DH bought a nice collar off someone (he travels through Amish country a lot), and It is the same size as several of mine. If it would fit yours, we could make a deal. It may be pretty patent leather , and I will check the size....
I'll measure him again tomorrow. It's been a while since I last did and I don't remember what I came up with.
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post #13 of 17 Old 01-10-2019, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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It appears he's just about 23." But he is also out of shape and has lost a bit of muscle. So he may be closer to a 24" when he's in more consistent work.
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post #14 of 17 Old 01-11-2019, 08:37 AM
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OK, Iíll check the collar!

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post #15 of 17 Old 01-15-2019, 10:55 AM
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Well, drat, this collar is only a 21.....

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post #16 of 17 Old 01-17-2019, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Well, drat, this collar is only a 21.....
That's unfortunate. I suspect, however, that I won't have any problems locating or ordering one.
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post #17 of 17 Old 01-17-2019, 08:27 AM
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No, you wonít, thatís for sure! It is an extra here (how many collars do I need???)

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