The MaraFUN Harness is the hottest, newest harness made by Countryside!
MaraFUN harness is the updated version of the original Chimacum Tack traditional mini/small pony harness. It is made with the same care and attention to detail it has been made with since 1993 – only now with crazy fun colors! American made using traditional skills and contemporary materials. If you wish to have your MaraFUN Donkey harness with buckle in traces please add them here.
PLEASE NOTE THIS PICTURE IS OF A TRADITIONAL PLEASURE ON A CUTE DONKEY NAMED BURRITO. IT IS NOT QUITE A MARAFUN HARNESS . WE NEED PICTURES OF MARAFUN HARNESS ON YOUR DONKEYS. PICTURES ARE OUT THERE! THE SUPERFUN HARNESS IS MADE FOR MINI DONKEYS AND MULES TOO! HAVE A PEEK AT IT HERE
Made to fit Mini Donkeys and Mules:
This particular size MaraFU N harness is designed just for mini donkeys/mules and small donkeys. 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. There is a picture of our favorite mini donkey model – Burrito – in the traditional version of the MaraFUN harness just so you can see how nicely it looks and fits. We can’t wait to have pictures of your mini donkeys and mini mules in their snazzy new MaraFUN harnesses.
The bridle is designed for long ears who have longer cheeks, wider brow bands and more narrow noses than horses. The breast collar is sized for skinny donkey chests. The harness also comes with three separate sizes of girths because we know full well 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.
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!
Countryside and I, along with several customers, spent months getting the proportions and the materials just right. Almost no one made VSE harness then; almost no one had experience in fitting Minis. Just getting the fit exactly right was a chore! We redesigned, refit and refined until everyone was happy. We did the same for the mini donkey/mule harness. The result has been that Chimacum Tack VSE (mini-Small Pony) harness truly fits! It has fit consistently well, right out of the box, for more than 22 years. As all of our other harness, the MaraFUN is guaranteed to fit and perform.
The MaraFUN harness brings tradition into the 21st century. The flash is up to you: Make any part of this harness any color you’d like (with the exception of a few wide places that will need to be black due to materials used). Go wild! Have fun dreaming up what you want, and then feel free to just call or e-mail us to provide the details.
MaraFUN Harness Standard Features:
- Bridle can be used with or without a side check.
- Well padded, flexible saddle with wide, well shaped gullet, flexes to fit your pony.
- All strapping except traces is soft strap which is soft and durable lines are 5/8″ wide smooth betathane – SuperGrip hand parts are optional.
Three collar options:
- Straight strap breast collar with sewn in traces and integrated slot traces is standard: Choose no hames and no collar when adding to cart.
- Hames Style with either black powder coated hames or stainless hames: Choose hames desired and no collar when adding to cart.
- Superflex Collar: Choose no hames and Superflex when adding to cart. Collars sold separately. The SuperFlex collar is an UPGRADE. So please go HERE to purchase that.
The original Chimacum Tack Traditional mini harness still is available in black, sizes Mini-Small Pony. (See our Buggy/Pleasure harness)