You’ve found it! This is the pleasure or sport harness you’ve been looking for!
Comfy Fit Harness is our well-loved, best-selling, most comfortable harness. Specially designed with both the drivers and your animal’s comfort in mind. We spent years developing and tailoring this harness based on feedback from experienced drivers and trainers. It is designed for comfort, durability, and ease of use. Whether you choose our standard configuration or want to upgrade your new harness with one of our many options, we know you will be thrilled with the quality. Stainless hardware is standard. Brass hardware is available – please allow 3 weeks. Brass is not returnable.
This particular size of the ComfyFit harness is sized just for mini donkeys/mules. Just like any other comfy fit harness, but engineered to fit mini donkeys and mules.
We spent at least a year in the early 1990’s developing pleasure harness that fits mini donkeys and mini mules. This harness is made with the same sizing and guaranteed to fit and be comfortable for your mini donkey/mule. Measurements are not required from you to purchase this size harness because the standard mini/donkey small 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.
The bridle is designed for long ears, who have longer cheeks, wider brow bands, and more narrow noses than horses. The harness also comes with three separate sizes of girths because we know that donkey and mule tummies change. Most importantly, the breast collar is sized for skinny donkey chests. Working with three diligent donkey drivers, we designed, redesigned, and reconfigured the Comfy Fit breast collar until it sits properly on mini donkey chests, stays where it belongs, and is really just right for your mini donkey. If this sounds like a lot of work, you are correct. Work, time and money. We could not have done it at all without the help of diligent and determined customers, and a fabulous harness maker.
There is no other sport harness that really fits mini donkeys and mules. Period. We do not recommend the deluxe breast collar for mini donkeys and mules, it does not fit quite as well as the mini donkey mule breast collar.
If you happen to order your mini/donkey, small donkey harness under the other Comfy Fit product, no worries — it’s the same harness made to fit your animal.
As always, our harness is American made by craftsmen using traditional methods and contemporary materials. Our harness is guaranteed to fit and perform. Items marked “upgrade product” may be purchased in conjunction with your completed harness purchase only.
ComfyFit Harness Standard configuration includes:
- Matte finish
- Stainless steel hardware (brass hardware is available, but not returnable, please allow 3 weeks.)
- Curved breast collar made specifically for mini donkeys/mules. Field tested extensively
- Combo traces
- Bridles with
- oval spotted browband
- shaped crown
- rounded, flexible blinds
- integrated noseband
- Extra soft padding
- Adjustable neck terrets
- Extended saddle padding
- Standard tug loops
- Brown smooth beta lines COMFYFIT LINES ARE BROWN UNLESS ANOTHER COLOR IS SPECIFIED.
- Three belly bands for mini donkey and mule harness
ComfyFit Harness Upgrade Options include:
- Collar and Hames Style collars are sold separately,
- Comfy Collar
- Quick release shaft loops
- Sliding backband saddle
- Some patent finish parts
- Super-grip or English web lines
- Trace carriers – please order them separately.
- Teardrops and ornaments are available on various parts. Please order them separately.
- Browband options, see picture in the gallery, starting from the top. Please refer to this to help you choose.
- Plain Unlined: Horse or Mini
- Show Chain: Horse
- Upright ovals: Horse or Mini
- Express spotted: Horse or Mini
- Diamonds: Horse or Mini
- Linked Rectangles: Horse
- Crystals: Horse or Mini
- Marathon: Horse or Mini
Any of our strap colors or vinyl colors are available for straps or tops of parts – saddle, breast, collar, breeching, etc.
Please allow three weeks for colored harness since it is made especially for you. Colored harness has all of our guarantees, but is not returnable. For instructions on how to measure for a harness, please visit our FAQs.
As always, our harness is guaranteed to fit and perform!
Most sizes of the 2024 harness are in stock, to be shipped quickly. Many optional items are stocked as well.
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!