Educational Articles - Horse Harness
Harness Selection, Fit, and Care
For my undergrad degree, I had a three-credit course in Ergonomics, which the Cambridge Dictionary describes as the study "relating to the design of furniture or equipment which makes it comfortable and effective for people who use it." This class caused me to seriously evaluate how our driving horses use their equipment, or more specifically, the harness.
Here is our collection of articles we have authored addressing how to choose a harness, what styles are available for a particular driving sport, harness fit, and maintaining your harness.
Leather or Synthetic Harness? - Which material would best suit your needs
Harness Measuring Mistakes - How to measure your horse for a new harness
Styles of Harness - Which style of harness would best suit your needs
Harness Purchase & Care - PowerPoint PDF, Given at the 2018 Midwest Horse Fair
Saddle Gullet Clearance - Importance of space for the spine
Leather Harness Maintenance & Detailing - cleaning your leather harness
Synthetic Harness Maintenance & Detailing - cleaning your synthetic harness
Storing Your Harness - properly storing your harness
Carriage Driving Reins - history and selection of reins
Harness Fit & Adjustment - how-to video with Dana Bright
Harnessing and Putting to with a Marathon Vehicle - how-to video with Dana Bright
Harness, Bits, and More - webinar with Jeff Morse