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 Guidelines for Harness Measurements

All measurements are in inches: Minimum to Maximum for each size

GIRTH BACKSTRAP NOSEBAND BRIDLE
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
COB
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

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A:  All the way around the girth (this is where the saddle would go).

B:  Backstrap measurement (from back of saddle to dock of tail).

C:  Breeching seat measurement (flank to flank).

D:  Hipstrap measurement (center of loin to breaching seat location).

E:  Noseband measurement.
 
F:  Bridle, from bit ring to bit ring over poll. Subtract 3 inches if measuring from corner of mouth to corner of mouth as bit rings are usually 1-1/2 inches each side.

G:  Collar measurement (see below).

H:  Breastplate  measurement.

 
 

Above are approximation harness sizes: General Guidelines Only (May not be exact for all horse types)

 

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