Harnesses

The Driving Horse Harness is a type of horse tack that allows a horse to pull vehicles such as carriages, wagons, sleighs, plows, or even canal boats. If you are just getting into the equestrian sport of driving, then the parts of the horse harness can be a bit overwhelming. In the following article, each harness part is described and their functions made clear.   Collar: Is a padded loop that fits around the horse’s neck. This piece may not be included in all horse harnesses as it is designed for a horse harness that is used for heavy pulling.   Breast collar:  Is the padded strap that runs...
 Black Horse Size Leather Driving Harness
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         The term saddlery refers to saddles, harnesses and other equipment for horses. Respectively, it also describes the trade of making the saddles. A saddler is a professional who manufactures, repairs, rebuilds and designs equipment for all equestrian disciplines. Unlike other medieval crafts, the saddlery still flourishes. Most saddlers work in small, privately owned workshops with less than four employees, although larger establishments can also be found around the country where the equipment is made using hands and machinery. Discount saddlery can typically be obtained from such...
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Are you looking to drive a team of horses? There are several variations of team horse driving. In this article each variation will be described.   Pair: The pair team of horses is a team of two horses. The horses are hitched side by side with the pole between them. This is the most common variation of a team of two horses.   Troika:  The troika is a variation for a team of three horses. They are hitched in a single row. The center horse is hitched to the shafts of the cart. The remaining two horses flank the center horse and are hitched to the side.   Tandem:  The tandem hitch is for a team...
Pair of Horses Driving
When you think of horse driving you think of a horse or pony pulling a cart or a wagon.  However this is a very general notion about the sport of driving.  There are several different sports within the world of horse driving.  In this article each sport/style will be described.  If you are looking to join the world of driving there is a style for you!   Harness Racing: Harness Racing in North America is performed by Standardbreds.  In other countries other breeds, such as the Orlov trotter, are used.  The harness race horse runs the race in either the trot or the pace.  The trot is when the...
The equestrian sport of combined driving is similar to the ridden equestrian sport of eventing. Sometimes called the horse driving trials, combined driving is a carriage driven sport that is drawn by a single horse, a pair of horses, or a team of four horses in harness.   The sport, like with eventing, contains three phases: dressage, cross-country marathon, and obstacle cone driving. In the following article, the three phases will be described.   Dressage:  The dressage phase is divided into two sections: the presentation and dressage. The presentation section is judged on the safety,...
Combined Driving Team on the Marathon Course
In the sport of driving, there are five major types of driving harnesses. These harnesses differ based on purpose. The five types of driving harnesses are the show harness, the carriage (or van) harness, the racing harness, the cart (or wagon) harness, and the plow harness.    Show Driving Horse Harness:  This type of driving harness is typically for light cart driving.  Because your horse will be pulling a lighter load, a breast collar is used in place of a horse collar.  The horse collar is seen when it is a draft horse or combined driving show ring. The leather throughout this harness is...
New Studded Parade Leather Horse Driving Harness
Horse and Harness In this modern day and age few remember when the only way to get your family from point A to point B was via the horse and carriage. Between the 1800’s and to the early 1930’s the carriage was slowly phased out due to the advancement in the automobile. It had become a pleasure sport and only in a few areas around the globe was it used for its intended purpose, hauling things. To truly understand the horse and harness is to also understand its history.   History of the Harness Evolution of the horse and its complete relation with humans, we will save for another article, but...
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