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

The harness has a round bit of leather that sits on top of the hind quarters and it connects to or is part of the breeching harness. Also connects to the crupper (the strap that hooks under the tail). Leather with steel buckles and chain