Basics Of Putting On Horse Harnesses

Want to learn about the basics of putting on horse harnesses? It seems easy enough, however, you would be surprised at the number of people who have difficulty when first putting on a horse harness. It isn't difficult, but read on for basic information on how to put on a horse harness.

What you need to learn basics of putting on horse harnesses:

  • horse harness
  • horse
  • an extra person to help

 Basics of putting on horse harnesses:

  1. Catch the horse. Before you can put on the horse harness, you need to have control of the horse so you can get the harness on. If you bring the horse a treat such as a carrot or apple, it will more likely be willing to come to you.
  2. Slip harness over the ears. Next, you need to gently slip the horse harness over the horse's ears. This is easier if you have a partner to assist you in holding the horse still while you are putting the harness over the horse's ears.
  3. Put harness over nose and mouth. Your next step is to place the harness over the horse's nose and mouth. Again, your partner can help you hold the horse and harness in place during this process.
  4. Buckle the side. Once the harness is over the horse's ears and on the nose and mouth, then you just need to buckle the harness. Just buckle up the harness on the side and you will be all set to go.

As you can see, the basics of putting on a horse harness are not difficult. After you have the horse in your control, you simple slip the harness over its ears and then over its nose and mouth. Once those steps are completed, you simply buckle the harness on the side to hold it into place. Once you've buckled the harness, you are ready to go.

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