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How to Make a Miniature Pony Harness

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Since, as they say, these are "Tips from people like you," I thought you'd all be interested in this knowledgeable ehow page:

 

How to Make a Miniature Pony Harness

 

Miniature Ponies need harnesses too. This is an easy how to on how to make a homemade mini pony harness...

 

Instructions

 

Things You'll Need

* STRONG Material

* Sewing knowledge

* Strong tread

* Tape measure

* Buckles

 

 

1. First, you'll need to measure your pony. Take measurements around the neck where the harness would lie, down the spine, and around the belly of the horse. You never want a harness that is too tight, you don't want to hurt the pony.

 

2. once you have your measurements, you'll need to cut your material for the straps. A good choice is leather, canvas, or nylon. The stronger the better. If you would like to make a satin harness, go for it, but it might not last. Cut your fabric into the strips, for extra strength, double the fabric. Sew the pieces together, be sure to double stitch, for extra strength. Be sure to leave extra room at the ends for the buckles. To secure them, place the end of the strap through the metal loop, fold into the inside of the layers, and sew.

 

3. Once you have all your straps sewn, you can strap up your pony. The buckles should be easy to get to. One on the back of the neck, and 2 along the back of the pony. This way you can get the harness on and off easily.

 

 

Tips & Warnings

 

* If you cant sew, how about ropes, with slip knots? Not good enough? Try buying a pony harness.

* Pony's can kick you. Be careful.

 

http://www.ehow.com/...ny-harness.html

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Now that is good knowledge, for sure. :wacko Such detailed instructions they give, and it sounds so simple & easy to make!

 

I am glad that I hadn't seen this tidbit of helpfulness before now. :OKinteresting

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Good grief!!! That is just ummmmm....yes well, what CAN a person say about such a great explanation? :doh:

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Now don't we all feel stupid for spending hundreds of $$$ on a harness when we could have sewn one ourselves? I especially want one out of satin....it would just be so pretty!! I am off to fire up the old sewing machine! (Tongue firmly in cheek)

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I'm with Peggy- why have we all been complaining that biothane was too shiny when we could have been going with SATIN?! :rofl My goodness, how "special."

 

Leia

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Personally I think the sequined micro dot would be much snazzier :HappyBounce! And we could get some real sharp ones done up for the halloween season with the fabrics available for then :rofl- or even one for every season and holiday- why not!:BananaHappy

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O darn. My vintage sewing machine won't sew through double thicknesses of canvas or leather. Too bad, as I have some vintage rhinestone buckles that would have looked good.

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I'm going to try my hand at a macramé harness, but knowing Mingus, I'd better heed their warning that ponies can kick!

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Ooohh, oooo, oooo--I just remembered--I have a drawer full of material that I once bought to use in a parade outfit--I have oodles of silver satin and black w/silver velvet...I am QUITE sure that I can make that all into a lovely silver & black show harness. If I use it only for showing, the satin and velvet should hold up quite well, don't ya think?? :OKinteresting

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