Friday, March 6, 2015

Model harnesses

Between Barb DiAnnibella's excellent three part series on harness racing and Jackie Radwanski's gorgeous British In-hand Heavy Horse Harness class photos, there's been a lot of harness talk on the Braymere blog recently. Today, I thought it would be fun to share photos of model versions of these two very different types of harness.

First up: the racing harness!
This harness was made by Lindsay Diamond for her Kitty Cantrell Rocket resin, Bombs Away.  
It's still a work in progress.  Lindsay notes that she intends to add blinkers and a head number. 
However, it was finished enough to show at the recent Sleigh Rally show in Columbus, Wisconsin.  Bombs Away placed third in Other Performance with this racing entry...
and second in Working Harness (the lines were in the driver's hands during the judging!).  Congratulations, Lindsay, and thanks for sharing your pictures. 
Shifting gears, here's a model sized British In-hand Heavy Horse Harness made by Jackie Radwanski way back in the 1990's. 
This may be a vintage piece, but good tack is timeless. 
Here it is just last year winning first place at a show in Britain.   
Congratulations, Jackie, and thanks for once again allowing me to share your pictures!