The Whiteman Harness was created as a tribute to Ron Whiteman, who passed away in early 2018. Ron was an imoporant 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, first offered in 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. When ordering send us your mini horse, donkey or mule’s measurements so we can ensure the proper fit.
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 video on our Size Chart page. We ask that you watch this video before you order. On that page is a link to a PDF measuring chart, with instructions printed on it, that 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.
**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!
There are no options or substitutions available. And, like all of our harness it is guaranteed to fit.
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 $400-450. 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. This harness is not simply for the new driver. You must need financial assistance to be chosen for this harness. To purchase this product or to nominate someone to purchase, please fill out the following form: https://chimacumtack.com/whiteman-harness-application/