Heavy Horse HarnessHarness for horses
In order to be able to describe in detail all the local varieties once found in the UK's crockery, a separate website would be required. Descriptions of the harness are restricted to the harness models that can still be made by today's harness manufacturers using hardware available from the few saddler manufacturers left.
Several riders favour the advanced strap and other recent launches from abroad, which may be useful and efficient, and these are also described. Even though a harness over 60 years old is still in use, most of what still needs to be dug out of dust loft has long since passed its expiry date.
If you are looking for a harness to take your horse to work with, you have to order a new harness from one of the many very skilled harness manufacturers that can still be found throughout the state. Today there are four main kinds of harnesses that meet the needs of 99% of those who bring their horse to work - each for a different workload.
They are called a harness (or trolley harness), track harness, plow harness and pair (or pole) harness. The following parts are necessary for a complete manhole belt for a horse working with two-wheeled or wagon wagons: Bridles give the rider the opportunity to guide the horse.
The rider's primary purpose is to keep a little in the horse's jaws, and by using bridles fixed to the teeth, the rider is able to talk to the horse, not only in which direction it should turn, but also when it should stop and rise again.
For most riders these signs to the horse through the teeth are an addition to the speech instructions that normally go with them. The majority of well-trained dressage stallions respond to the sound without too much rein. The most workhorse fences in use today also have a subsidiary role - to limit the horse's line of vision to a tight forward and downhill area.
Suffice it to say that a horse can work in both flashless and flashless bridle, and many have been educated to do so. Everyone had their own champion, and although many of the old ones still existed, there are only two standard models for all kinds of use. These are available in all size ranges and are suited for heavy duty use.
This is the just pole, with one face sleek and the other ripped to give varying grades of steering when drawn against the rods of the horse's jaw, and the Liverpool tip, a cushioned propulsive tip that gives greater steering over ponies when ridden on the streets or in limited rooms, such as the show ring.
Whatever set of teeth is selected, it is important that the bridles used can be set so that the bridge will fit properly and conveniently into the horse's jaw. In the case of a straightforward harness, this can only be achieved by changing the length of the headband, since the ring of the set of teeth is firmly connected to the ring of the harness by a small, non-adjustable joint.
Most of the Scotch Bridges are fastened to the harness with small belts, with which the hight can be adjusted. With the London Bridals, a harness is fastened to the cheeks of the harness, which falls down through the loops of the teeth and fastens up again on the side of the cheeks.
Next, a well-fitting, cushioned flange with a couple of hams is needed. Hams create a stiff framework around the necklace and offer the possibility of fixing a horse to its weight. Scotland and the south-western British half island use 36 inches of drag tracks mounted on the waves further back, closer to the car chassis.
Despite many efforts to find a replacement for the British necklace, which has a front filled with riceestraw and an equal solidity, clients have always come back to the proven but painstakingly built British one. Divided or open necklaces, which are built to divide sufficiently at the tip to hatch on a horse's throat without having to pull it over its skull, are still made in the southwest of England, where they have always been loved.
On the other side of the border, there is still a great need for Scotch lace jewellery - although it is a mounting issue to find a collier who is willing to do it. Low-priced cured ham is still made for work utensils, but the production of traditionally pork hams (a wood stone of steel and then of tin plate) was discontinued a few years ago.
Trolley saddles or saddles are constructed to take up a small part of the load of a corrugated car on the back of the horse. It is made up of a set of cushions that are located on both sides of the horse's spinal column and are fixed to a wood framework or "tree". The saddles are also available in a number of local styles, the most distinctive being the high chin saddles in the front.
One or two belts running under the horse's stomach and fastened to the other side of the horse's backgauge hold the trolley in place. The trolley belt is completed with a pair of buckles. The horse can then reverse the car by seating in the closure belts.
Fastening tape is fastened to the shaft with small chain so that the entire wagon and its cargo can be turned over. It also serves as part of the brake system when a horse goes offhill and avoids the carriage passing the horse. This buckle is fastened to a wide upper belt, the so-called tailbelt.
There is a small bend in the harness at the back end of the horse's waist belt, not to put the horse's tails through, but to hang the whole buckle on a stake. One or sometimes two belts attach the front of the backstrap to the seat, and since the front of the seat is also fastened to the necklace, all the harness becomes one.
There' s still a small but very important part of the harness to make the carriage kit perfect - the'wanty' or abdominal strap. It is fixed to the waves of the horse, runs under the horse's stomach and avoids the waves toppling if there is too much weight in a two-wheeler behind the axles.
Tracking harness, sometimes also called long corridors, is used when a horse is paired in a row in front of each other. It can be to help a horse drag a laden truck in manholes, or when the horse is plowing heavy ground so that the plow crew can go down the furrows in a row.
Bridles, necklace and ham are the same as the harness. Specially designed harness with a back tape, a wide stripe of genuine cowhide with hardware for the 12-foot track chain, and a tail belt with buckle at the front end for attachment to the sea bands of the cuff.
It is a horse's back and ends in a hind leg through which the horse's tail is pulled. It also holds the back restraint in place, and from a point near the waist belt loops two waist belts fall down on either side of the horse to engage in the track chain and keep the marks away from the horse's legs when they are loose.
An abdominal strap hangs into the tracks in front of the back strap in order to keep the neck strap under the horseâ??s trachea during heavy pulling. The ploughing harness, which is usually used when working with two horses next to each other, still needs bridles, collars and ham and, in its most simple shape, a plow tape or back tape to keep the plow tracks in place between the hook bolts and the swinging booms, which are fastened to the plow or a similar device.
A lot of ploughers in the south favour harnesses similar to the horse harness described above, but with ploughing tapes with pegs that replace the back tape with pegs and ring. For those ploughers who like to use brasswork ornaments, the track harness is a useful tool for the attachment of bells and springs on the top, and by providing brasswork sleeves fastened to the side of the tail belt, they can fasten themselves to various decorative sidebands, both in front of and behind the plowband.
There is no need for a stomach strap, as the downwards draught of the tracks keeps the neck strap away from the horse's whip. Woollen plow linen is used to propel and steer the horse when plowing, and either cable, cowhide or track couplings hold the horse together. Couple of ponies, which are stretched together to a car with a rod between them instead of waves, use specific couples.
This harness's four components are essentially the same as the manhole harness: But only the necklace and the hams have a similar design to most harnesses. Since fattening trucks are mainly used in the city, the bridles are usually of the London or the Trade series, with a full noseband and a Liverpool strap on the elongated thong.
It' major features are the holding of the track chain and the role as a stage for a set of ring-terrets through which the leathers are passed, as well as a central curved hooks to which the sea straps are fixed by the throat. As the buckles of the twin belts are of light-weight design, they do not fulfil the same purpose as the manhole belt.
With the stick belt, the brake and reverse movement, which makes it necessary to close the stock belt, is taken over by a couple of pile tracks from the front of the stick to the lower track of the shank timbers. It has a breech with a rubber band at the end of the waist to go under the horse's taill.
At the front end of the tail belt, the pillow is fastened so that the neck, ham, pillow and closure are united. Another feature of the lock in the harness is to keep the track chain backwards. There are a couple of loop belts, so-called track bearers, extending under the buckle belt directly under the back waistbelt which connects the tail belt to the buckle belt.
Notice that the adorned panelling on the couples can only be seen on one side of each horse, and the inner belts are usually not or not. Every harness has one front and one back trousers. Usually called wheel tracks (to differentiate them from the tracks carried by guides mounted on a rod in front of a couple ), the track tracks of the harness are provided with a large ring which is about one-fifth of its length away from the ham hooks.
The second ring, which is connected to the first ring via a connector, is used to connect the fasteners to the tracks through a different length of the belt. Use of abdominal straps may seem unnecessary for stick and track belts, but most switches use them as a security precaution. Pretensioning belt for couples of horse, which are connected in front of a set of wheels, is slightly different from the already described track belt.
Bridges, necklaces and hams are the same as those of the Wheler horse, and although a light weight shape of saddlecloth has been used in the work environment, it is now common for crews to be shown only in rings and ceremonies to compare the ladder saddleclothes with those of the Wheels to give the Soft a more uniform look.
No buckles on the pretensioning belt. An overshoe, which ends in a overshoe to go under the horse's tails, holds the oars on both sides of the horse's trunk to keep the trail. Since there is no closure belt, only one ring is needed, to which the pads and abdominal bands are fastened to the tracks.
All city harnesses use leashes made of genuine cowhide. To have a lone horse in shanks, a set of reigns would be about 12-foot. In couples, the bridles share at one point about 3 foot behind the cushion. Then the outer bridle goes outwards via the bridles on the saddle, and the clutch bridles, which are also guided by a bridle retreat on the saddle, intersect to the inside of the bridle of the horse opposite.
They can be adjusted so that a tension on the right reins on the lefthand side of each horse's set of teeth is uniform and a tension on the right reins on the right-hand side of both parts of the horse is uniform. In the last 10-15 years, objects have been brought into the UK from abroad, especially from North America, where the manufacture of tableware has always been very large.
Amish and Mennnonite villages are still using horsepower on their ranches, and the practicing harness maker is flourishing. Especially a steadily increasing number of riders who work their horse in this land are turning to the US Necklace, which has the dual benefit of being easier to adjust and less expensive than its British counterpart.
They are usually carried with wash-able padding between the horse's neck and shoulder. A further new launch in Great Britain is the Nordic system of horse harnesses for felling wood. It is necessary to attach a horse to the Nordic lumberjack's gear, which is becoming more and more important from Norway and Sweden: a special kind of harness developed for use with special gear.
Some riders choose a harness made of a robust, light, easy to clean and inexpensive fabric. Chest collar is usual in East Europe and some of our chest straps are used here, especially when the horse is strapped to a light four-wheeled car, e.g. for transverse countryside tests.
In the British Isles, however, cushioned necklaces have always been preferred, so those who use straps often wear them in combination with a genuine cowhide necklace. Riders must therefore consider which belt is best suited to their needs. A belt or harness kit may be sufficient or even preferred for hands-on work at home.
But there is no question that the harness will still be used for shows and shows, as well as for plough fights. If there is one, the UK's tradition of making heavy harnesses in the UK must certainly be a progressive standardization of the still large number of different regional style models into two to three standard models with standardized bracket.