Guidelines for Harness Measurements
All measurements are in inches: Minimum to Maximum for each size
|DRAFT||A: 75 to 94||B: 35 to 49||E: 25 to 30||F: 48 to 54|
|HORSE||A: 75 to 89||B: 33 to 45||E: 24 to 28
||F: 42 to 48|
||A: 65 to 84||B: 32 to 42||E: 23 to 26
||F: 38 to 44|
|PONY||A: 64 to 72||B: 31 to 38||E: 22 to 25||F: 36 to 42|
|SMALL PONY||A: 60 to 68||B: 20 to 34||E: 21 to 24||F: 34 to 40|
|SHETLAND||A: 54 to 62||B: 24 to 32||E: 20 to 23||F: 32 to 36|
|MINI(class B)||A: 42 to 58||B: 24 to 30||E: 17 to 20||F: 26 to 32|
|MINI(class A)||A: 26 to 45
||B: 14 to 26||E: N/A||F: 21 to 28|
A: All the way around the girth (This is where the saddle would go).
Above are approximation harness sizes: General Guidelines Only (May not be exact for all horse types)
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|Harness||Horse size (Hands)||Horse size (Inches)|
|DRAFT||17 to 18 hands||68 to 72 inches|
|HORSE||15.2 to 17 hands||62 to 68 inches|
|COB||14.2 to 15.2 hands||58 to 62 inches|
|PONY||13 to 14.2 hands||52 to 58 inches|
|SMALL PONY||12 to 13 hands||48 to 52 inches|
|SHETLAND||10.2 to 12 hands||42 to 48 inches|
|MINI (Class B)||N/A||32 to 40 inches|
|MINI (Class A)||N/A||26 to 32 inches|
Measuring for a Collar
Cut two squares from cardboard or similar material as shown. Two feet by one foot. (alternatively you may use two carpenters squares)
Put squares together as shown.
Place squares as shown and lay longer end against the horses shoulder where the collar would lay. (You may have to feel where the shoulder bone is located to know where the larger part of the square should lay). Slide the squares together so the top portion touches the top of the neck and the bottom portion touches the bottom.
Measure the distance between the squares. Add about 1/2 to 3/4 inch for clearance and select that collar size.