Features all stainless steel hardware, and soft lining for all wear points. The breast collar includes Velcro pad fasteners for our pads. (the pads pictured are not included) See our pad selections to fit our harness sets.
Make selections using the drop-down boxes. Order for mini, pony, or mule-donkey. The mule donkey will have the bridle made for a larger head.
Priced as shiny gloss, use the drop-down box to select a semi-gloss set.
The harness does not include the blue pads shown in the picture. Click on the blue icons to order #105 pony or #106 Mini for the top collar Gig Pad and #212 pony, #214 Mini, Split Breast. The curved and deep V breast pads are not an option unless you want the harness to be custom-made to fit those pads.
Harness ships directly from an Amish shop in Indiana. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Custom options may add 2-3 weeks.
The harness is Amish made using maintenance-free BioThanne® USA material.
The harness can also be ordered in custom leather. E-mail for price.
Quality Drives Price
You may find cheaper mass-produced “Economy harnesses” made of thinner plastic-coated webbings, equipped with cheaper hardware. An economy harness may just be fine for an occasional hitch-up however, serious horse owner’s dependent on horses for daily use know a quality-made harness is what you pay for. Our Amish shop still makes harnesses the old-fashioned way one harness at a time to last a lifetime. They use original USA BioThane® webbing. 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.
Extra time is taken to handcraft each harness with rounded strap ends and extra stitching that is pulled tight down into the surface in order to reduce wear points at the stitching. See the standard sewing design picture. The shop uses the highest quality stainless hardware that can be sourced including a quality made in the USA 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.
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 a lighter duty harness designed for weekend pleasure trips to shopping and church.
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’s 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.