Chimacum Tack Farm/Work Harness is American made by skilled craftsmen using traditional methods and contemporary materials. We have used exclusively the same harness shop for 25 years. We are proud of Chimacum Tack harness and stand behind it. We would be glad to stand in front of it as well! Each harness is handmade with top quality materials and attention to detail. Built for strength and durability.
CT Farm Work harness is ready for whatever work you have in mind. Our harness is designed and guaranteed to fit well. Many Chimacum Tack harnesses made in the mid-1990s are still in use and in good condition.
Specially Designed for Mini Donkeys- Mules or Standard Donkeys:
Designed for Mini donkeys and mules as well as small donkeys this farm-work harness is proportioned exactly to suit your animals. We spent at least a year in the early 1990’s developing harness that fits Mini Donkeys and Mini Mules. This harness is made with the same sizing. Guaranteed to fit and be comfortable for your mini donkey/mule or small (pony size) donkey. This size has fit every mini donkey/mule we’ve put it on since 1994. We can’t wait to have pictures of your mini donkeys and mini mules in Chimacum work harness!
The Farm/Work Harness bridle is designed for long ears, who have longer cheeks, wider browbands, and more narrow noses than horses. We offer collars designed especially to fit donkeys and mules. The harness also comes with three separate sizes of belly bands because we know that donkey and mule tummies change. If you happen to order your mini/donkey, small donkey Marafun harness under the other Marafun product, no worries. It’s the same harness made to fit your animal.
The standard mini/donkey harness sizing we have used for 22 years fits every single mini donkey/mule we’ve ever put it on. The only exception was one bridle in 1995, which we had to replace the cheeks on – although I no longer remember why. If the harness arrives and some part of it doesn’t fit, we will replace it. We have always had the same policy and it hasn’t changed. If you are ordering this harness for a small (but not mini) donkey, please provide measurements.
Measuring is important even for the donkey and mule harnesses. To process your order we need 3 measurements:
COM to COM : Measure from the corner of the mouth on one side, over the top of the head (behind the ears) to the corner of the mouth on the other side. When doing this measurement make sure the tape is right behind the animal’s ears. Start at the corner of the mouth on one side and end at the exact corner of the mouth on the other side. If you are between two measurements, choose the smaller of the two.
Girth : When measuring the girth make sure you have the tape laying where the saddle will sit, on the flattest part of the back, NOT forward on the withers, or following the girth groove. If you are between measurements, choose the larger of the two.
Height : Measure using a straight ruler or level or something else flat and straight across the donkey’s back extending out to the side so that a straight line can me measured to the ground from that point. Then measure from that point straight down to the ground. You can use a measuring tape to measure the height of the horse. Hold a flat edge, a ruler or a piece of cardboard, on the top of the withers to help you make an accurate measurement.
Mindy Schroder will be contacting you either through email or phone after you place your harness order, to confirm the measurements you gave.
**Also we ask that you include the measurements for your harness in the Notes section of your order. After you click the Pay button, the next screen will have a place to write notes. That is the perfect place to give us any instructions about your harness as well!
Hardware is available in Stainless (standard) or Brass (not in stock, please allow 3 weeks). Brass harness is guaranteed but is not returnable.
Farm/Work Style Harness Standard features:
- Stainless steel hardware
- Materials: Bioplastic (shiny) or Brahma Web, (matte)
- Harness is sold as a pair or a single
- Black powder coated or stainless steel hames
- Bridles available with pigeon wing or square blinds
- Well stitched with reinforcements throughout
- Complete with hip drops and tie straps
- Spots: Your choice of medium round or no spots
- Two strap breeching
- Standard farm harness does not include cruppers which are available as an option on request.
- Smooth Brahma Web or Soft Strap lines
- If you wish to upgrade the lines to SuperGrip, please purchase the upgrade here.
- Collars are sold separately.
This product is the mini donkey/mule sized farm/work harness only. However, Chimacum Tack Work/Farm harness is offered in sizes from mini to large draft for horses, donkeys, and mules. Each size harness is proportioned and detailed for the specific needs and the size of the animal using it. You may also order this same harness in the regular work farm product. We have simply specified more details for you here. Hardware is available in Stainless (standard) or Brass (not in stock, please allow 3 weeks). Brass harness is guaranteed but is not returnable.
As always, our harness is guaranteed to fit and perform.