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Beta vs. Biothane?

Beta vs. Biothane?

When people talk about synthetic harnesses, many of them refer to their harness as being biothane.  Many people also have opinions as to biothane being better than leather, biothane being stiff in the winter, biothane being shiny, etc.  Sometimes, people will also use the term “beta”.  They think that beta is a matte material, softer, and more desirable than biothane for harnesses from which to be made. 
  • Myrna Rhinehart
Placement of the Driving Saddle

Placement of the Driving Saddle

The placement of a horse harness driving saddle should be well-behind the horse’s withers. A common newbie mistake is to place the saddle on top of or near the withers. The driving saddle should, in no way, touch the withers.
  • Myrna Rhinehart
Our Favorite Things - 2020 version

Our Favorite Things - 2020 version

Last year, I wrote a post regarding my favorite carriage driving items. This year we have some new items that I would have a hard time living without.
  • Myrna Rhinehart
“Level” Shafts?

“Level” Shafts?

You may have heard that the shafts on your two-wheeled cart should be level with the ground. The correct answer to that perception is “maybe”. It really depends on a number of factors with the cart.  Shafts parallel to the ground is a bit of a misnomer by beginning drivers.
  • Myrna Rhinehart