I often get messages from people who say Chimacum Tack is too expensive and they can’t afford one of our harnesses. I understand, truly I do. However, I would like to say, not all the harnesses at Chimacum Tack are expensive. And if you can afford to lose $200 on a “cheap” Tough One harness, then you can also save a bit longer and buy the Buggy (Pleasure) harness which starts at $360 (for the mini/small pony size). Aside from the Whiteman harness, the Buggy harness is our least expensive option.
However, that does not mean the quality is less than. It’s still made from the same material our other harnesses are made from. The same harness shop makes the Buggy harness that makes the Comfy Fit harness so the craftsmanship is the same.
And believe me when I tell you… this harness is beautiful!
The MaraFUN Harness IS the Buggy harness essentially. The only difference is that you can choose color for the MaraFUN! (the colored strapping used is a different product than some of the black strapping regularly used, and is not appropriate for the larger sizes – that is why the MaraFUN harness is only for minis and small ponies. ) If you have been eyeing the MaraFUN but have a large pony, horse or draft horse, then you will be happy to hear you can order the Buggy harness and you will essentially have a MaraFUN! Just add a touch of color in your brow band, driving lines, breast collar and permasoft pads and walla! You too can have a touch of bling and fun when driving, no matter the size of your equine.
There are a few upgrades you can make either when you order your harness OR if you need to spread things out a bit then you can add these later.
- The SuperFlex Collar
- The Sweetheart Bridle
- Collar and Hames
- Padded breeching
- Different colored Permasoft Pads
- SuperGrip driving lines
- Colored driving lines
Something I highly suggest doing when you order the harness is upgrading to the buckle in traces. This costs an extra $30 which would bring your harness total to $380 plus shipping.
Because I upgraded Sky’s Buggy harness to the buckle in traces I can swap out the breast collar for the collar and hames when she is pulling something with a low line of draft:
The Buggy harness (as shown below) has a gig style saddle-treeless (I have the extra long back pad in purple here), traditional girth-NO padding, open tugs with overgirth strap, the straight breast collar-that you can have a permasoft pad added to, unlined breeching, conway buckles on the hip straps and back strap, the simple buggy bridle, NO padding-NO contoured, padded poll piece, a side check (not shown in photo!) the harness shown here has the combo end traces and purple driving lines.
A very pretty, well made harness for a more affordable price!