Harness fit question/breeching

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  1. Jan 31, 2020 #1

    Cayuse

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    I bought a harness and I am not sure of the fit. Pretty sure it is too big for Peanut as I am one hole from the tightest on each side of the girt and if the leather stretches I will have no adjustments.
    It fits Cappy better, but the breeching looks big. The breeching rings where the holdback straps attach are forward of his flank and I was always told the ring should be AT the flank where the hairs swirl.
    Can you guys look at the pictures and see what you think?
    I can return it for an A size.
    And please disregard the hair and dirt, lol. It's that time of year!
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    The first picture is of Peanut
    The second is of the wooly bear Cappy.
    I am thinking I should exchange for smaller harness and hope it's not too small for Cappy. My goal is to have one nice harness that fit's both for small shows.
    Thanks!
     
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    MindySchroder

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    Yes it is too big! I am with you, I like the rings to be at the flank swirl.

    You may just need to have a larger girth for Cappy, possibly a larger brow band and nose band for the bridle. But I don't see why you couldn't have one nice harness that fits them both! They look pretty similar in size :)
     
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    Hi Mindy! Thanks for confirming my suspicions. Sometimes when you buy something you tend to second guess and want to make it work, or at least I do! I sent the harness back for an exchange today. I think an A size will fit Cappy if I use a longer girth, which I already have. It may fit as is. We will see soon :).
    Cappy is one inch smaller than Peanut but one hole larger in all adjustments except girth and there it is a two or three hole adjustment. He is a broad little tank.
     

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