Historical information

A harness distributes pressure over a large area of the horse. The breeching harness can be used for a single horse, a pair, or in a larger team but only for the pair closest to the vehicle as only they have control of the vehicle.


Used by residents in the Kiewa Valley prior to motorised vehicles.

Physical description

Goes around the horse's haunches ie. back end of the horse. Allows the horse to slow a vehicle or hold it back when going down the hill. Connects to the shafts. Leather with steel buckles and rivets and chains.