In the last post I was on the way to the harness makers to pick up the new shorter length breechings and the Yankee Breeching Straps. I was able to get Luc and Galahad’s installed at that time. I really did want to go for a drive but some very unusual winds kicked up that put Galahad into “freak out” mode, and he was much to dangerous to hook to a two wheeled cart. I had to pull harness and get him back to the pasture before he did sometime to hurt me or himself. I’ve never had a donkey act like this, he was definitely scared and upset. As soon as the winds died down he was just fine so all ended well. It was a productive afternoon as I starting the process of washing harness and carts to get ready for winter.
Today I was able to get Merlin’s new setup from my local harness maker, I even was able to get it tried on and adjusted. All three of the donkey boys new pieces fit perfectly, but I won’t beabe to do the final adjustments until we are hitched and driving. The quarter straps, the length of the modified yankee breeching may take a few outings to get everything into sync. The breeching straps are shorter and that should make a huge difference on how everything else works. I’m excited to test drive it. Click on the photos to bring them up to full size..
Here is Merlin’s new equipment from the rear.