Amish show harnesses like this harness, are made lighter for quicker handling, and pleasure driving. They are more of the fancy "Dress Shoe" of harnesses whereas the standard heavier made Amish harnesses are made for rigorous daily pulling of wagons, buggies, and carriages, the tough "Work Boots" of Amish harnesses. Either harness will be long-lasting for even the most professional horse owner.
An additional option of fancy spots or diamonds on the back saddle, top of the hip, and on brow and noseband with even an upgrade option of chain trim on the browband
The harness comes complete with cavesson and buckle-in traces.
Select side check rein or face rein.
Select round or square blinds.
Does not include the bit.
Available optional upgrades that are shown in the picture include chain brow, diamonds, or spots. Select upgrade options using the drop-down boxes to see the incremental price difference.
Contact us for other custom options not listed.
Harness set ships directly from an Amish shop in Indiana. Allow up to 3 weeks for shipping, add 4-6 weeks for custom items.
The Show Harness is Amish made using maintenance-free BioThane® USA material.
The BioThane® company spends countless testing hours to evaluate adhesion to the hand-selected USA-made polyester webbing. Imported plastic-coated webbings have high failure rates under tension and become brittle in cold weather. Thickness and grades of harness materials are selected based on the expectations that the harnesses will be used by other Amish families for working horses day in and day out with lighter duty harnesses designed for weekend pleasure trips to shopping and church.
Extra time is taken to handcraft each harness with rounded strap ends and extra stitching that is pulled tight down into the surface to reduce wear points at the stitching. See standard sewing design picture. The shop uses the highest quality stainless or solid brass hardware that can be sourced including a quality USA-made stainless bit.
Each harness is then personally inspected by the owner and assigned a serial number before it is shipped. You will find that the attention to detail also provides a more comfortable fitting harness.
BioThane® was developed in 1977, by the Polyurethane Polymer division of BF Goodrich to fill the demand for a more flexible, high-performance horse racing harness product. The engineers worked closely with horse owners to create a line of synthetic belting for the tack and harness industry that would be far superior to leather.
BioThane® rinses clean in seconds. Since its inception, BioThane® has become the choice of professional football leagues for helmet chin straps and pad strapping as well as other industrial applications including the US Military, the medical field using BioThane® strapping on operation tables and EMS ambulance because of its superior holding and cleaning capabilities. BioThane® verifies all the raw materials used in their products are carcinogen-free.
Horse harness made of BioThane® is preferred by the Amish because it is waterproof, UV protected, will not mold or mildew, will not absorb odors, will not dry out or crack, frozen flexibility, and chemical resistant.
When people depend on horse harnesses as either a full-time occupation or for an occasional outing, they will know harnesses made with BioThane® webbing is low maintenance with no unwanted surprises even after years of service.