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A horse kept in a stable and forced to work at the box office usually has its own saddle. A beginner rider will most likely be offered a training drill or universal sports saddle. The only difference is that the drill does not contain parts adjacent to the withers and spine, which eases the load on the back and somewhat simplifies the saddle. The process of putting on a saddle itself is completely uncomplicated, but as in any business has its own rules and subtleties.

Before a saddle, the horse should be cleaned from nose to tail. The question of what is put on first - a bridle or saddle, is asked by all beginner riders. The answer is: if the horse is at the roundabout, it is more convenient to saddle first, and then engage in a bridle. If the saddle passes in the stall, then first curb, and then putting on the saddle. Before training, the trainer must check the condition of the withers and back of the horse. And only after the horse is “allowed” to practice, proceed to the saddle.

Horse Saddle Stages

  1. Swipe from the withers to the lower back, to make sure that on the back, where the saddle will lie, there are no bumps and roughness, specks, etc., which can lead to bumps, rubbing and injuries. You should also check the area where the girth will be for dirt and sticky wool.
  2. Take the Wraprap, it should be clean, even a small speck on the inside of the wrap can rub the skin of the back to the blood, which could damage the horse. Therefore, thoroughly inspect the saddle strap before placing it on the horse’s back.
    In some clubs (especially those that support the western direction), instead of a viscorap, they can offer a thin blanket folded in half, it should also be absolutely clean and free from wrinkles. A saddle-cloth or a blanket serves as a lining under the saddle, absorbs sweat, only in some cases the horsemen put on several saddles in order to fit a too wide saddle under a narrow back.
    A lay-up is laid on the withers and moves slightly posteriorly. In no case, do the opposite (front), that is, against the coat.
  3. The saddle is taken on the left hand, the horse should be approached strictly on the left. The stirrups should be pulled up, that is, raised along the inner belt of the putisch (the belt on which the stirrup is hung on the saddle) up, and the loose loops of the putis themselves are pulled into the stirrups. Girths are assembled and lie on the saddle. The potnik (usually tucked into the saddle) should be straightened.
  4. The saddle is placed closer to the withers, and also like a wrap saddle slightly moves backwards. If the saddle does not fall down the first time, do the process again. Carry the saddle onto your arm, adjust the treadmill, checking the horse’s back for any irregularities, and again place the saddle from the withers, smoothly adjusting it towards the croup.
  5. Check the sweatshirt on both sides; it should not bend under the saddle. The sweatshirt and robe should be evenly visible from under the saddle on all sides.
  6. The next step is cinch. There may be two, or maybe one wide, but with two buckles. Girths are lowered to the right side of the horse and straighten them if they are twisted. Having straightened, go to the left side and pull the first (closest to the front legs) cinch to you. If a martingale is used, then the lower loop of the bib passes through this girth and only after that it is fixed to the first sprig, gradually pulling. The distance between the cinch and the front legs should be about the palm of your hand. The second cinch (if any) overlaps or at a very small distance, parallel to the first.
    Pulling girths occurs in several stages. You will probably come across a cunning and protest of a horse that does not want to ride, it will simply inflate its stomach and you will not be able to fasten a cinch even to the first hole on the side. Very often the grooms act brutally, they knock under the horse’s belly with a knee and it “deflates”. Do not do this! Give the horse a slice of carrot or apple, it will start to chew and the stomach itself will deflate.
    After the horse girths are tightened, make sure that she does not lower her head. This is fraught with an injury called “back-loading”. Remember that you cannot leave a saddled horse alone in a stall except lowering its head, it can lie down and severely damage its back and ribs. A horse that is left unattended does not cost anything to be caught in a stirrup (even correctly assembled on the saddle), to be frightened, to jerk and be damaged.

Cossack, vaulting, Spanish, and even competitive saddles have their own characteristics. Be sure to get some saddle master classes before you saddle yourself. It is better if at first someone will help you, at least in order to calm the horse and give cinchs.

Bridle

It is a rather complicated design. In the horse's mouth, on its bend, are placed the bit. They are a metal rod with rings attached to their edges. From them, a chin strap is installed under the chin. The reins are a long braid, the ends of which are attached to the fishing rods, and the middle part is in the hands of the rider.

Horse bridle

A pair of belts that extend from above are called a headband. They allow the bridle to stay on the head. There are two such belts: one passes behind the ears, the other on the front. Under the headband is another chin strap.

There are several designs of bridles. Here is one of the most common. Cavesson for a horse is like a bridle, but it does not provide for a metal bit. It is used together with the horse's leash while working on the cord.

Halter

Usually, when a non-harnessed horse is standing, this does not mean that there is no harness at all on it. In fact, on its face there is a belt halter that covers it from below and above. From below, a ring is attached to it, where the leash for the horse is attached. Thus, it is convenient to lead the horse in the right direction. When they begin to harness the horse, the halter must be removed, and instead put on a bridle.

These are flat plates that are located on the outside of the eyes. One of their functions is to protect the eyes from small objects. They are installed with the help of special holders and positioned so that they minimize the visibility and are located in such a way that two thirds are below eye level.

Note! When thinking about how to harness a horse to a cart, you need to consider that the blinkers are comfortable when the horse is walking along a highway. In this case, her fear of cars that will race close will decrease.

Clamp

It is intended to transfer the horse’s draft power to the cart. The principle of its action is to harness the horse so that the wooden parts fit snugly against the body, without interfering with breathing. In this case, the horse pushes the clamp with his whole body, using his strength in the most effective way.

Another benefit from it is that it reduces the vibration transmitted from the cart, cushioning it when driving on rough roads.

Usually it is made of two powerful wooden parts fastened on one side together. These parts are called ticks. When they are worn over the horse’s head, their lower parts are pushed apart, and then they are tied with a supon.

The collar is dressed in such a way that it fits the horse’s body tightly, but does not rub during the ride. A clamp is placed under it, which is a soft and elastic lining.

The collar is installed so that it does not interfere with the horse's breathing during operation.

The harness is a complex construction of belts that will cover the horse. Its value is to protect the clamp from displacement in various difficult situations. An example of one of them is the situation when the cart rides from the mountain, and the clamp can move towards the head of the horse.

On a note! A harness is a set of belts that are attached to the clamp on one side and tightly embrace the horse in different directions on the other. One of them runs along the top of the horse’s croup, two are located on the sides. Two belts are also provided, which cover the body in a vertical plane and pass under the croup of the horse.

Shafts

It is a wooden structure that transfers draft power from a horse to a cart, where it was harnessed. In this case, the vertically located part, called the arc, has the shape of a semicircle, to the ends of which wooden guides should be attached.

When it is necessary to attach the shafts to the clamp, they are tied with special very strong belt loops. In winter, it is recommended to lubricate them with tar so that they do not stand stake. Tugs need to be adjusted so that they are of equal length and ensure the correct position of the shafts: it should not deviate either one or the other.

In addition, tar will protect the tugs from absorbing moisture and premature destruction.

In addition to attaching the shafts to the clamp, the tugs attach an arc to them.

Saddle and Cinch

Their main function is another attachment of the shafter. To do this, use a sturdy belt, which is passed through the rings above and below the croup and tied to both shafts.

This part of the harness covers the horse’s body from top to bottom. The upper part, as well as the lower one, is usually provided with rings. One is located on top and two on the sides and slightly lower. The lower loop (is not always present) is located in its lowest part. Since the upper part is designed for loads, it is usually provided with a felt lining, which reduces friction. Attach the saddle, tightening the girth from the bottom.

Advice! When it comes to carrying heavy loads, harness a horse using the so-called humpback saddle. Its upper part is metallic and bent at an acute angle. If the severity is significant, such a device will reduce the load on horse croup.

Correct Saddle Basics

How to ride a horse so that there are no problems while riding?

This process is divided into several main stages. This is cleaning the animal, dressing the bridle and attaching to the back of the saddle itself.

However, before starting a saddle, it is important to take time to communicate with the horse, calm the animal, establish contact with him in order to achieve mutual understanding and disposition.

When the contact is established, you can proceed directly to the dressing of ammunition for riding.

First of all, before starting a saddle, each rider should carefully examine the horse for its physical condition. The slightest swelling in the area of ​​attachment of ammunition, attrition on the withers and sides, any, even the smallest wounds, must be detected in time and treated with antiseptic and healing drugs.

If the detected injuries cause severe discomfort in the animal, and there is a risk of aggravating the horse’s condition with a saddle or bridle, it is best to postpone a horse ride or training until the animal returns to normal. When examining, do not forget about the horse’s stomach and the area under her front legs, since it is there that the girth belts go. If in these places there is any damage (wounds or scuffs), then you should not use such an animal under the saddle temporarily.

If the inspection does not reveal any deviations, you can proceed with cleaning.

Horse cleaning is done with special brushes or scrapers. You need to start on the left side of the horse, moving from the head to the croup with the subsequent transition to the legs. In this case, care must be taken not to accidentally injure the animal. The mane and tail are combed with metal or plastic combs (depending on their density).

Dress the bridle

The next stage is bridging. To do this, carefully bridle the horse’s head. In this case, you need to be careful, you should not pull it and pull the horse’s head, as this can lead to injury to the animal’s mouth and lips with a metal snaffle.

The process itself is as follows. You need to stand on the left side next to the horse and put reins on its neck. Then with your right hand you should grab the animal’s head (slightly above the nose and lower than the eyes), and then gently pull it down. After this, you should insert a capsule, which is a special wide ring, under which there are belts with iron elements, and quickly, but very carefully, introduce iron into the horse's mouth.

Some tricky horses completely refuse to open their mouths, and the iron cannot be inserted immediately. In no case should you knock a horse on a snaffle. This only annoys the animal, but does not make your task any easier. The easiest way to press the fingers of the left (free) hand on the base of the mouth. In this area is the soft part of the gums, and with sufficient effort, the horse will open its mouth itself, which will make it possible to insert a metal snaffle there.

The next step is threading the bridle of the animal’s ears. At the same time, it must be ensured that the forehead belt is not raised too high on the forehead and is not lowered too low. If the horse has a bang, it must be threaded into the forehead, otherwise the pressed hair during the ride will tickle your horse's forehead. After all the actions done, you need to fasten the belt on the chin.

After successful bridging, rest a bit and let the animal calm down, and then, with fresh strength, you can saddle a horse.

Saddle

First of all, you need to cover the back of the horse with a special blanket, which protects it from rubbing while riding. It is called a waltrap. It is important to ensure that it completely covers the withers, and the shoulder is the bottom edge.

The rivets and hinges of the tongue-and-groove should be directed towards the head. A shock absorber (a gel pad that helps optimally distribute the rider’s weight on the horse’s back) is placed on top of the saddle trap, and there is a sweatshop on it. The laying direction is the same as that of the saddle.

Next is the saddle. We take it and unfold the cinch, laying it on the seat. The saddle on the back must be put so that its rear edge coincides with the rear edge of the shock absorber. Next, we pass the girth into the loop of the tramp and wrap the braces around the belts.

We proceed to the most troublesome part of the saddle - fixing the cinch. It must be held under the breast of the animal and fastened to the left side. It is important to remember that between the girth belt and the skin of the animal two fingers must be prolazed.

Girth lifting is a very difficult matter, especially for beginners and if the horse is cunning and voracious. Horses are very savvy animals, and often gain more air to increase in volume. As a result, the cinch seems to be tightened according to all the rules, but when riding the horse “deflates”, the cinch sags and the rider unexpectedly flies out of the saddle. To avoid this, after the saddle, lead the horse in the cause, and before you sit in the saddle - check your girlfriend. If weakened, retighten again.

When saddling a horse, in some cases, elements such as bandages, leggings, dowels, props or martingale are used. And remember - a saddled horse should not remain without your supervision.

Muzzle and collar

In some cases, if necessary, you can use the muzzle for the horse. He dresses on the front of the muzzle and secures himself with a special strap that passes behind the ears.

A collar may also be used. They put it on the neck, and it expands forward. Its dimensions are such that the horse can only look forward.

Types and methods of harnessing

Basically, the following types of harness are used:

  • single window
  • two-horse cart
  • three horses
  • multi-windowed.

The latter option may vary in the number of horses harnessed.

If a tie is made, this means that one horse is placed in the shafts, and the fastener runs nearby, helping the root horse.

With two horses in a harness, one is the main one and the other is a draw horse.

Note! Keep in mind that you can harness a gig for a horse with your own hands, but to do this for a larger number will be difficult.

In the third case, we are talking about the Russian troika of horses, where usually one of the horses is primary, and the other two are attached.

If you use a carriage with four horses, then one of the options is to use two pairs - two remote and two main.

Another method is called quadriga: four horses at the same time run in one row.

When there are five horses, you can harness the horses like this: in the first row three outriggers are placed, and behind them - two main ones.

For your information! Using even more horses with one harness makes no practical sense. However, this can sometimes be done with some recreational activities.

There is also another classification of types of horse harness:

  1. Line-by-line. This method is the most common for use in agriculture. In this case, drawbar and shafts are not accepted. One of the advantages of this method is its simplicity. However, a simplified harness on steep descents can cause a horse injury.
  2. Line-drawbar option. With this method, drawbars and shafts are used, which leads to safer driving in the case of steep descents on the road. Other advantages are that the stability of the animal becomes higher, as well as the efficiency of the animal’s labor during agricultural work. However, in this situation it is important to harness the horse correctly, not to overtighten and not to warp it.
  3. Shocking and post-building. This method is characterized in that when the harness is not used arc. However, the clamp joins quite reliably with the help of leather or metal clips. Another option may also be used in which the shafts are attached to the saddle, and not to the clamp. This version of a horse-drawn cart is very popular in various European countries. It is commonly called an English harness.
  4. Shock-arc option. This method is considered to be exclusively Russian. In Europe, it is almost never used. This method is popular in the case of transportation of goods, and for transporting people.
  5. Mixed way. In the case under consideration, the harness may simultaneously have the features of several options. Most often, with such a harness, an arc is not used. This option is not accepted for use on those roads where steep descents or ascents.

For horse riding, the harness method is significantly different.

Harness Rules

At the very beginning, the halter is removed from the horse and a bridle is put on. It is placed over the top, inserting the bit and fastening the frenum straps. In order that this harness does not move, it is fixed with a capsule. This is a circular strap that covers the face, located a few centimeters behind the fishing rod. It must not be tightened to the end. It is customary to do this in such a way that a verification action can be made: two fingers could be slipped between the belt and the face.

Another important function is that the bit does not move sideways and the ring does not get into the mouth.

It is necessary to attach a saddle. It should clasp the horse’s croup and be tied with straps from below, slightly behind in relation to the front legs.

You must attach a saddle

When the collar is being worn, the harness should already be attached to it. Put it over your head. It is convenient to do this by turning the clamp over, and then, having put it on, you will need to install it correctly.

When dressing the shafts, you need to position the arc inside the shafts, skip the tug behind and above the shafts, draw it outside and grab the loop end with the loop.

Note! After the shafts are attached, you need to tighten the soup. To do this, you need to stand on the side of the horse and several times wrap it around the clamp. After this, you need to rest with your foot to pull the ends together and finish wrapping, with effort wrapping and tightening the supon.

At this point you need to attach the harness. It is attached to the clamp at one end, then it must be carefully straightened and fixed.

Now we need to attach the shafts to the saddle with straps. To do this, the belt is passed through the upper loops on it, through the lower loop and tightly tied to the shafts.

How to harness a horse

Usually in this case, the actions occur in the reverse order with respect to the harness. It looks like this:

  1. First, the reins are untied and removed.
  2. Untie the straps with which the shafts were connected to the saddle.
  3. Untie the soup, disconnect the arc and carefully remove it.
  4. The horse is taken out of the shackle, untied and disconnected.
  5. Remove the clamp, disconnect and remove the saddle.

Then the animal is wiped with sweat if it is winter in the yard and the horse is cold, covered with blankets.

Harnessing a horse is a rather complicated matter. To master it, to cease to be in this newcomer, you need to do this lesson repeatedly. At the same time, it is important to remember that when harnessing it does not cause damage and does not provoke scuffs or other problems. If everything is done correctly, the horse will become a reliable assistant for his master in life.

What is a harness

The harness inherently represents a lot of horse harness accessories connected together, with which you can attach any carriage to the animal for traveling:

Without a harness, it will not be possible to use the horse as a cab for several people or cargo, since in another way it is impossible to attach the crew reliably for a person and comfortable for an animal.

A harness consists of many different elements interconnected to connect a vehicle to an animal

Let's look at what components the harness consists of.

Table 1. What a harness consists of

DetailDescription
BridleWith the help of the reins, the driver can control the horse, indicating to him where and at what speed to go. It is part of a harness, and consists of:
· Bit
· Rings
Neck strap
Buccal straps
Frontal belt
· Chin strap.
ClampThis part is a component that transfers horse thrust to the cart the animal is carrying.
Clamp Details:
Tugs
Ticks
Felt lining
Khomutina,
· Tire
Mountains
· Ring.
If the clamp is made too narrow, then it can compress the neck of the animal, making its movements uncomfortable, therefore, the clamp is always made free.
SaddleThis part is also part of the harness. Its tasks are:
· Fasten the harness,
· Support her.
Provided that the saddle is made with high quality, it can increase the horse's initial thrust by about 15%.
GirthThis device is a saddle lock on a horse. She holds the clamp, causing its constant, fixed position, even during:
Acceleration
· Braking.
The cinch is made of belts.
ThursdayThis part is also a belt, which, running through the saddle, is attached to the shaft. The function of the weekly is to keep on horseback:
Clamp
Shafts,
· Arcs.
In addition, the weekday also works to transfer traction from the animal to the wagon.
AbdominalAnother strap fastened to the shafts. Located one level below the cinch.
ReinThe role of this part is to give the driver the opportunity to control the horse throughout the trip.
ArcThis element interconnects:
Clamp
Shaky.
Tugs are also used.
In fact, the arc plays the role of a shock absorber, which tries to soften all the strokes and jerks of the wagon, which could potentially harm the horse.

Instruction number 1 - how to harness a horse

Step number 1- cleaning and inspection of the horse

A good owner knows: before traveling anywhere and harnessing the animal, you need to inspect and clean it. The fact is that wounds on the body of the animal, if any, can increase due to the high load, or they will be rubbed with harness straps. But a sick animal should not take you somewhere at all; it should, on the contrary, gain strength.

It is necessary to clean the animal so that the dirt mixed with sweat does not rub into the skin of the animal, causing the development of inflammation.

Before harnessing your horse, you need to thoroughly clean it.

Cleaning the animal is carried out in several stages:

1. At the beginning, we’ll work with a rubber comb, with which we will collect from the fleshy parts of the animal’s body:

  • mud,
  • foreign objects that could get stuck in the horse’s coat.

Performing circular motions, walk the groove across the entire body of the horse, while avoiding:

  • front part
  • protruding bones
  • spinal zones
  • legs.

The first stage of cleaning the horse's body before harnessing is done with a scraper

2. Then we proceed to cleanse the horse’s body with the help of a special brush equipped with a stiff bristle. With her we will already carefully comb the wool, getting out of it that which the scraper could not remove. In addition, using this brush:

  • dead hair is combed
  • the horse’s skin is massaged, due to which its blood circulation improves.

However, combing the hair and mane with the same brush is impossible, just as you cannot touch it:

  • face of the horse
  • stomach,
  • ears
  • other “short-haired” parts of the body.

With a brush with a hard bristle, the horse's body is processed in the second place.

3. Next, a brush with soft bristles is used, by which the process of cleansing the horse’s body is completed. It removes small residual contaminants, combing and massaging the horse’s body even more actively. She can already comb through all areas of the body, however, observing increased caution in the area of ​​the facial zone.

Cleaning the body with a soft brush is the last thing

Please note: there are special brushes for cleansing the faces of horses, and it is better, of course, to use them in the cleaning process.

4. Next, with the help of warm water and soap, as well as warm rags, the horse is washed. It is especially necessary to rinse thoroughly:

  • face and eye area
  • under the tail.

Since these zones are always excessively moistened, mucus and other substances can accumulate in them, which accumulate bacteria, which then penetrate the body of the animal and disrupt its work.

5. After the basic procedures have ended, it will be necessary to comb the mane and tail.

6. Finally, if you harness a horse in the summer, by the way it will be sprayed with its skin with a special remedy for annoying insects.

Step number 2- inspect the harness

Taking care of the beauty and health of the horse, you need to think about its convenience and safety, checking the integrity of the harness. You should take the device and look at every centimeter of it, looking for:

  • cracks
  • breaks
  • rubbed areas etc.

If you find these, you will need to replace the unusable part of the harness. If you can’t do this at all, then take another device, a newer one and a whole.

Next, examine the tugs. They must be the same length for the cart to move normally. Correct them if you find different lengths.

To make travel safe and comfortable, you should regularly inspect your harness for damage.

Step number 3- start the harness

So, for starters, take those connected to the ring:

In order for us to get a loop, it is necessary to pass the belts through the desired ring. The resulting circle of belts must be worn on the shaft.

Next, we put on the animal we have chosen for rental:

  • clamp, while the mites are placed in the upward direction, and only then lower the part to the neck and turn it over,
  • the saddle, laying it so that it is not on the back or on the withers, but somewhere on the lower part between them,
  • bridle.

The saddle must not be placed too low or too high, the horse will be uncomfortable

Next, I spread the braid on the withers, and straighten it, making the connection:

The straps are carefully fastened

It is necessary to pull the straps right up to the moment when a human palm will fit between them and the ischial tubercles.

Step number 4 - we get the horse into a shaft

We have come to the stage when it is time to bring our ward to the shafts prepared in advance for the trip. There are three ways to do this:

  • to roll the device on the animal quietly waiting in a standing position,
  • make the animal step over one of the poles of the device,
  • lead the horse to the shafts in reverse.

The first method is perfect for working with young stallions and mares, not yet experienced and shy.

Now you will need to take an arc and stand directly in front of the animal, while looking at its face. Now the arc needs to be brought closer to the horse's right limb, and on the left side, adjust the tug to the required length, fixing it subsequently right at the end of the shaft.

A horse can be driven back into a shaft, or you can roll a shaft into it yourself

Set the left end of the arc into the loop of the tug, and the right end will need to be shifted through the shafts.

The free shafts will need to be brought closer to the arc, after having previously turned it with a recess in the right direction. Then, by analogy, the tug is laid on the shafts, and the loop clings to the arc.

Suponi Mite Tape

Next, you will need to do the following:

  • tighten the clamp
  • tightly tighten the soup over the ticks.

Now carefully make sure that the shafts and the arc are at right angles to each other.

Tug pulls on an arc and shafts

Next, attach the horse to the left side of the shafts. Next, you need to gently pull it back, literally half a meter, and insert the clamp.

Step number 5 - go to the head and neck harness

So, now we need to put a reason on the horse’s neck, and attach an element such as a lanyard to the tug, making the connection so that the horse still has the opportunity to raise his head. The belt part of the device must be thrown over the shafts so that they do not hang freely.

Now we attach the reins to the fishing rod:

  • one of which must be carried out under a tug,
  • and the second over tug.

Hooray, you first harnessed your horse yourself, congratulations!

Instruction number 2 - how to harness a horse

Step number 1 - remove the load

In order not to cause great damage to the body of the horse carrying the cargo, before removing the harness and the rest of the ammunition from it, you need to remove the required cargo and allow the animal to walk without it in the region of 10-15 minutes.

Even if the horse was carrying a small load, let him recover for a while after riding

Step number 2 - weaken the girth

Next, we will need to slightly weaken the girth on the animal. If you see that your pet is still seriously excited, it’s best not to touch it, but let it walk again for 15 minutes.

Then it will be necessary to relax the cinch, the picture shows where they are located

Step number 3- complete the discharge

As soon as the 15 minutes indicated by us have passed, you will need to straighten the horse to the end by doing the following:

  • first disconnect and pull the reins from the arc, and then throw them off the neck,
  • untie the abdominal, as well as the interweek,
  • remove the straps from the shafts,
  • unwind and remove the soup,
  • slightly loosen the clamp and disconnect the arc,
  • lower the shafts and get the horse out of them.

Gradually remove from the horse all the elements of its uniform

Further, it remains for us to remove so much from the horse clamp, remove the helmet, saddle.

Step number 4- we carry out additional procedures

Your horse worked hard to sweat quickly and comfortably. We need to thank him for this, courting him after removing the harness.

The horse will be happy if after a trip in the hot summer you give her a bath in cool water and wipe her whole body with a damp washcloth

If the street is warm summer, you need to thoroughly wipe the horse from sweat with damp rags. And vice versa, if it's cool, then you need to cover your pet with blanket and take him to the stable.

Step number 5 - handle the harness

The removed harness must also be thoroughly cleaned and checked for damage caused during operation. If they were found, immediately return the device for repair.

Harness Methods

The type of harness you met in the above instructions is far from the only way to put a horse in a harness. In fact, there are several types of harnesses. In our country, three of them are most often used:

  • harness of one horse,
  • harness of two horses,
  • harness of many horses.

In Europe, the last of these types of harnesses is also divided into:

  • a four horse harness
  • six horses
  • in eight horses.

New Year's horse cart

In addition to the fact that the number of horses in the harness can vary, the harness itself is also performed in different ways:

  • arc
  • without arc
  • transport
  • exit type, etc.

Of course, if you are an amateur, and you simply received aesthetic pleasure from the horse harness procedure, then you can get by with the simplest options. However, experienced horse breeders and villagers, for whom horses have still remained important helpers in the household, will have to study several more options.

To summarize

How to harness a horse - a question that sooner or later wants to ask lovers of these graceful animals. And it doesn’t matter if you became a horse breeder, or just went to such an unusual entertainment, or left to live in a village. The main thing is that you had to comprehend this science, and now is the time to do it. Do not forget that just learning to harness a horse mechanically is not enough. It is necessary to develop intuition in order to begin to understand how comfortable it is for the animal, and how not, how less the harness will wear out. A smart owner will spend very little time sorting it out, and if he wants to, he will succeed.

Nikolay Zhuravlev Chief Editor

Posted by 11/23/2018

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