Ride and Drive Harness Makers - Horne Surrey

Leather Harness and Bridlework

February 2022 - Please note that we are not currently taking orders for Harness and Leatherwork

Our leather carriage driving harness is produced on the premises using selected English hides and best quality fittings and furniture throughout. It is only available to customers in the UK.

All harness and bridlework is made-to-order. To help you choose the right harness we have divided our range into three styles, but each can be customised to your exact requirements

The "Country" harness is for general use and pleasure driving but smart enough for showing

The "Concours" harness is for Private Driving classes

The "Commodore" harness for showing Hackneys with a show wagon

We will be glad to adapt or alter to suit your own particular requirements or to match an existing harness. "Country" and "Concours" harnesses can be supplied with a neck collar instead of the standard breastcollar and for the smaller ponies, donkeys or mules there is the option of our Flat Collar.

For a well fitting harness it is necessary to take a number of accurate measurements and for this reason we prefer to do this in person. Customers are welcome to bring their animals to our premises (by prior arrangement) or we can make a visit within a 100 mile radius of workshop. There is a charge for this visit which we calculate from the distance travelled.

It is important that the harness is made to suit the build of the horse/pony and shows off the animal's physique. It must also look right for its intended use. For instance a harness for a fine gig needs to be elegant with added ornamentation; for a working turnout the harness will be heavier with less ornamentation. When designing a harness we often refer to the "Equine Album", a saddlery and harness catalogue from the turn of the twentieth century.

The pages contain accurate drawings of many styles of harness and we can scale them up to take measurements from. Some sample pages are shown below.