The Whiteman Harness was created as a tribute to Ron Whiteman, who passed away in early 2018. Ron was an important influence in making Chimacum Tack what it is today. Ron (and his wife, Dorothy) were also responsible for bringing many people to the driving world, championing fun, friendship and happy, healthy ponies.
Ron wanted people to have a harness that would really fit minis and be safe and versatile for country driving as well as the show ring. He worked closely with Janie thru the 1990’s to help develop the Chimacum Sport harness which has become the well known ComfyFit Harness. His personal commitment to ensuring new drivers had safe equipment has inspired us to introduce a newly updated Chimacum Harness, originally offered in as our first 1993. Today’s version of the original Chimacum Harness, called the Whiteman Harness, is sturdy enough for every day driving and pretty enough for the show ring.
The Whiteman harness is offered, in Ron’s honor, for beginning drivers who need a little help to get a safe, sturdy, comfortable, well-made, all purpose harness. It includes ongoing support for it’s owners in terms of resources, driving groups and so on.
The well-designed Whiteman Harness is guaranteed to fit and perform for a long time. Made from soft strap and Brahma Web, it is the perfect harness for learning to drive, training your mini and showing at the local level, breed shows and combined driving events. Several long time Chimacum Tack customers still use and enjoy their original harnesses purchased 25+ years ago.
The Whiteman Harness comes in black with stainless steel hardware. It is available in Mini Horse A and B sizes, Small Pony size, as well as Mini Donkey and Mini Mule.
There are no options or substitutions available.
It is our intention to honor Ron’s desire for everyone to be able to drive safely and enjoy Mini’s and Ponies. We do not put a price on this harness because it is keyed to the needs of the customer. A similar pleasure harness at our retail price is $425-550. Our goal is to make harness available to people in need of assistance to begin driving. This harness is for those that are living on a very strict budget and need help to purchase a harness. Our Chimacum Tack Pleasure harness or Marafun Harness are our basic pleasure harnesses. The Whiteman harness is intended for people in need financial assistance.
To purchase this product or to nominate someone to purchase, please send an email to Mindy at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Your Name, email address and phone number
The name of the nominee (this can be you as you can nominate yourself!)
How many years have you been driving?
Do you train or teach? Are you a clinician or judge? Do you own/run/work for a boarding or training facility? Tell me more about yourself!
How do you know this nominee?
How long has this nominee been involved with Equine Driving?
Why are you nominating this person for a discounted starter harness?
What kind of driving are they wanting to do? Trail, pleasure, showing? 4-H, breed shows or Combined driving?
Tell us about the mini or pony who will wear this harness. How tall is this mini or pony? How old? Do you know some of the history of the pony or mini?
Do you have any social media links you would like to share with us? We love to share photos of our customers and their equines enjoying our products and would like to follow you on Facebook, Instagram or?
And anything else you would like to share with me about this nominee or yourself! We really love to get to know our customers and their equine partners.
Measuring For Your Harness
Please go to the Size Chart Page to watch a video showing how to measure.
We require measurements for EVERY HARNESS PURCHASE.
Our harnesses are guaranteed to fit. This means we need you to measure twice and order once. Or even better, measure three times and order once! We have a How To Measure Chart you can take to your horse to write down the measurements you get. We ask that you be as accurate as you can, without over thinking it or stressing about it. Mindy Schroder will be contacting you either through email or phone after you place your harness order, to confirm the measurements you gave. Here is a guide on to how to measure.
**We ask that you include the measurements for your harness with every harness purchase. We will be in contact with you after filling out the harness application, and will need your measurements to complete the order.