Category: Harness

Single Harness

Quality leather harness made for comfort.

The comfort head piece is shaped to give a better fit around the ear. Padded for more comfort and with a leather tongue to protect the side of the head from the possibility of pressure points.

The noseband is padded and buckles from either side underneath. It hangs independendly of the cheek pieces on the bridle which allows it to be adjusted easily to fit each individual horse’s head correctly. It also reduces interference of the bit movement.

The reins are leather  reins  and are a comfortable width in your hand being 5/8th inch wide.  Simply by holding the reins lightly the weight of the leather gives a light, constant contact enabling the horse to go forward freely.

are dark brown and a width – 5/8” – that is comfortable to hold in your hand.

The collar is shaped to give more room around the gullet, but the curve is only slight. This gives a direct and even pull all round the chest and shoulder rather than in specific places unlike some excessively curved collars that twist and create pressure points across the shoulder.

The nicely shaped pad is stuffed with wool rather than rubber. Wool not only ‘breathes’, it will move and shape to the horse’s contour whereas rubber always tries to push back to its original form. We have paid particular attention to the back edge which is where saddlery tests have shown up significant pressure points. Pads have tended to get narrower over the years having been copied from show harness which was designed to show off as much of the animal as possible. Old harness was wider to spread the load for working animals. We have gone for a good medium width here – wider than many but not so wide it looks chunky and out of proportion.

The tugs can be quick release or conventional.

The girth has traditionally not received much attention in driving circles, where riders long ago recognised its importance for comfort. Again we have gone for something a little wider than the norm so as to spread the load more evenly. It is solid leather.

The backstrap comes in two parts – the lower section of the single strap attaches to the buckle and goes through the D ring on the driving pad, then back through the same buckle. This allows more alteration from above and below to accommodate longer or shorter back animals.

The breeching is a good width; the dees on the straps ensure they lie flat against the horse’s sides. The breeching seat is also well padded in soft leather so that it does not rub and cause discomfort to the horse.

The traces are double leather double stitched with nylon running throught the centre, so that they will not stretch or break.

 

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Pic-Ha Pad

Winner in the innovation class for ‘Totally New Products’ at the BETA International Trade Fair 2018

Described by the judges as “a very innovative product that is easy to use and adjust, boasting great quality and craftsmanship”

Designed to go under your existing driving saddle or long reining pad, that often come in a ‘one size fits all’ design, to fit your horse or pony perfectly, spreading the load evenly.

Visit the Pic-Ha Pad website for more information.

Designed to be an addition to your existing harness.

Every driver would like a special connection with their horse built on trust. This should be built on their horse’s welfare  and correctly fitting comfortable harness. As every horse regularly changes shape with their fitness,diet and maturity, their driving saddle too should be able to adapt to meet the changing needs.

The pic-ha pad allows this to happen. It is a pad designed to fit under your driving saddle or long reining pad,with 5 easy to change gullet plate options.

The driving saddle is then placed on top of the Pic-ha pad and clipped into place with a simple webbing and easy tighten system.

This means that any driving saddle that you use can be easily fitted, with a Pic-ha pad, to fit correctly with maximum comfort for your horse.

The panels can also be easily re-flocked by your saddler, so meeting all of your animals needs.

Whether a serious competitor,or simply a pleasure driver, choose the

Pic-ha pad easy change system to put your horse’s comfort first and enjoy the peace of mind knowing that the pad offers a fully adjustable system and capable of meeting all your horse’s needs

Fitting Instructions

  1. Unscrew top two screws on either side of pad, this will release panels on either side
  2. Slide the front of the tree up out of the front pocket , then slide the  tree forward out of back pocket
  3. Repeat on other side
  4. Turn pad  over and peel back velcro cover to show the gullet plate
  5. Undo the screws on either side to remove gullet plate
  6. Select gullet plate required,make sure its right way round and attach  one side. then either squash tree in or adjust out to attach second screw making sure plate is behind retainer points
  7. Replace the leather cover
  8. Attach the panels, the back pocket first, then the front, offer the guide tube for the screw on the panel to the hole above and replace the screw.

Repeat on other side. Do not force screw in or over tighten

 

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Manufactured by Horsekraft Equestrian

Pic-Ha FC Girth

Coming Soon

Made from quality leather , wide to spread the pressure , designed to allow more freedom through the elbow .

The  ‘Pic-ha FC’ girth helps, by design, to stop the driving saddle slipping forward on to the wither keeping your harness in a better position.
The girth can be used with a fixed or sliding back band , as it has a second detachable  buckle for fixed backband and a leather loop in middle for sliding bellyband
This girth works very well wih our Pic-ha pad

£95 plus £10 p and p

 

The extra straps and buckle for fixed back band £25 for the pair – pics to follow

 

Please contact us for shipping rates to Europe and Rest of the World.

 

Comfort Head Piece – New Design

Bridle comfort and Pressure Points have been widely discussed in the ridden world but seldom in the driving world. Our new head piece is shaped to give a better fit around the ear. Padded for more comfort and with a leather tongue to protect the side of the head from the possibility of pressure points.
This is available as part of our ‘Diplomat Elite’ range or the head piece can be bought separately and added to your own bridle for £35 plus £10 P and P

All designed with your horse’s comfort in mind. If your horse head shakes when driven or unsteady in contact Pressure points could be causing your problems!

See the complete harness here

Collar

The collar is shaped to give more room around the gullet, but the curve is only slight. This gives a direct and even pull all round the chest and shoulder rather than in specific places.

Please call Paul on 07831 271462 to order.

Harness Pad

The driving pad, or saddle,  is of a traditional design with a modern twist!

The nicely shaped pad has a metal tree and is stuffed with wool rather than rubber. Wool not only ‘breathes’, it will move and shape to the horse’s contour whereas rubber always tries to push back to its original form. We have paid particular attention to the back edge which is where saddlery tests have shown up significant pressure points. Pads have tended to get narrower over the years having been copied from show harness which was designed to show off as much of the animal as possible. Old harness was wider to spread the load for working animals. We have gone for a good medium width here – wider than many but not so wide it looks chunky and out of proportion.

The pad has a sliding back band, for a two wheel carriage, attached to quick release tugs.  This is to allow them to be used for traditional shafts and also modern carriages with loops on the end of shafts.

The tugs can be quick release or conventional.  The tug is then attached to the belly band.

The girth has traditionally not received much attention in driving circles, where riders long ago recognised its importance for comfort. Again we have gone for something a little wider than the norm so as to spread the load more evenly. It is solid leather. Just above the top of the girth there is a leather sleeve which is for the bellyband to pass through when using independent shafts on a four wheel carriage.  This sleeve prevents the tug from sliding up and down too much and stops the tug slipping off the pad and pinching the horse.

The girth on the pony, cob and horse  size are all shaped, well padded and  4 inches wide spreading the pressure created more efficiently.

The buckle for the girth has two slots, the lower is for the girth strap using the tongue to secure, the upper slot is for the belly band to pass through then attach to the belly band buckle below.  This is so  the belly band stays on the girth and does not slip either in front or behind the girth and pinch the horse.

Please call Paul on 07831 271462 to order.

Bridle

The headpiece is padded and shaped around the ears

The noseband is padded and buckles from either side underneath. It hangs independendly of the cheek pieces on the bridle which allows it to be adjusted easily to fit each individual horse’s head correctly. It also reduces interference of the bit movement.

Please call Paul on 07831 271462 to order.

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