Cart or wagon harness
Harness for pulling heavier vehicles always has a horse collar. The traces are often made of chain and attach to loops on the shafts of the vehicle. A chain attached to the shafts may be passed over the saddle to carry their weight. Reins are of rope or leather, depending on region of the world.
How to Measure for Harness
The good news is that yes horses do like being ridden, although it’s not so much the act of being ridden it’s more that they know that it makes us happy and that we keep them safe and take care of all of their food. …
Yes, it is entirely possible to train a horse to be ridden without a bit right from the early days of its training. … If you ride your horse at home, out on the trail, or at very small shows where there are no rules regarding bits, and you feel safe with your horse in a bitless bridle, you don’t need a bit.
The bit is an important item of a horse’s tack. … The bit, bridle and reins function together to give control of the horse’s head to the rider. The bit applies pressure to the horse’s mouth, and reinforces the other control signals from the rider’s legs and weight distribution.
A horse harness allows the horse to pull either a cart or carriages. … Put the saddle and breeching around the horse’s body, and fasten the crupper around the tail. Then, place the bridle over your horse’s head and connect the reins. After everything is secured, hook the horse up to a cart or carriage.
It takes a year, at least, and involves gradually desensitizing the pony to the harness, ‘ground driving'(you walk behind or slightly to the side of the pony, with the lines and driving whip in your hands, and direct him to turn left or right, stop and go with the lines and whip and your voice), and then hitching him …
Horses and ponies
For many forms of competition, the official definition of a pony is a horse that measures less than 14.2 hands (58 inches, 147 cm) at the withers. Standard horses are 14.2 or taller.
To measure appropriate breast-collar size, saddle your horse. Then stretch a string, soft measuring tape, or existing breast collar across your horse’s chest, from front dee ring to front dee ring. This method determines your horse’s “dee-ring measurement.” Breast collars tend to come in just a few standard sizes.