Tough 1 Basic Nylon Driving Harness

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Product Summary:

Tough-1 Nylon Pleasure Driving Harness
The strong nylon harness from Tough-1® offers a convenient and economical way to drive. Comes complete with blinders and full breeching. Made for use with driving carts only. Brass-plated hardware. Bits not included.


  • Easy to maintain
  • Weatherproof
  • Super-durable
  • Edges won’t fray
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Harness includes lines
  • Nylon carrying bag (which could vary in style, depending on manufacturing)
Size Guidelines:
Horse: 15-16 hands
Cob: 14-14.3 hands
Pony: 11-13.3 hands
Mini: under 10 hands
Downloadable Resources
Additional InformationBasic Harness Parts Guide
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Black Cob BOT74 BLACK COB 74-9504-0-0 688499150804
Black Horse BOT74 BLACK HORSE 74-9501-0-0 688499150774
Black Mini BOT74 BLACK MINI 74-9503-0-0 688499150798
Black Pony BOT74 BLACK PONY 74-9502-0-0 688499150781

Product Reviews by Customers

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Driving Harness
My order came within a week and was pleased with the presentation. To my surprise it came with a straight bit, but I also ordered the snaffle that worked better as my little mini shetland is ( 34" tall) oddly big/small. The harness mostly fit, I needed to add extensions for his belly, and also added extra padding under the saddle and to the cruper. Reigns, traces, bridal all was a good length/fit. On the downside, Their is no bucking strap and the nylon is a lighter weight. This harness was worth the price to start on the training but probably not a long life to it. Not an expensive setback to start, and now that I know he is a willing partner I will buy something in leather.
June 22, 2018
4 months ago
It fit great and the price was right.
June 13, 2018
2 months ago
I really like it and the price was reasonable too!
May 19, 2018
3 months ago
The price was right!
This is an ok harness, great starter harness, I bought the pony size for our 12.2 Pony, the traces and overcheck were short and the saddle was too big (I intend on punching holes) I am making it work tho! Nothing fancy but will get you started! I am overall pleased with this product.
April 15, 2018
4 months ago
Recent purchase
Great product, fast delivery.
April 7, 2018
4 months ago
I got the pony size. I have a Shetland pony, it fit her good in some areas and big in others, maybe the mini size would have been better. I wished it came with instructions specially for beginners
March 30, 2018
5 months ago
Tough harness
This is a good harness for folks like me who are beginners. It is woven nylon, which makes it strong, but some of the clips, especially on the reins are really poor, and need to be replaced. Mine needed additional holes at every part and my Quarter horse is large and extensions needed to be seen to the traces (triggers) as they were too short to reach the cart.Be aware that the blinders are NOT removable, therefore I will not be using the bridle. Otherwise it's working out
May 13, 2017
It was too large in some areas and pony size in others
I received this harness for my horse in January and didn't try it until April. It was like a pony or small horse harness and a draft size were pieced together...unusable !
April 25, 2017
First time harness owner
Haven't tried on yet but will today. Very excited. Heard other reviews saying it needs more padding but for me that's a simple fix. I've noticed the way it came the rings that screw on were packaged separatly which was nice. The top middle one that holds the long piece of the bridle for keeping the head up doesn't fit together. Maybe I'm just weak but we will see today. :) overall I like how everything was shipped so far no complaints
April 1, 2017
This harness is adaquet for the job but the quality is average.But a good deal for the price.
June 7, 2016
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Why did you choose this? Store
Price and flexibility of size
Roberta P on Jun 2, 2018
Have a Morgan mare who is harness broke but we need a harness for her
Ashley G on Apr 17, 2018
Price and flexibility of size
Roberta P on Jun 2, 2018
Price was my deciding factor
Rose P on May 5, 2018
Have a Morgan mare who is harness broke but we need a harness for her
Ashley G on Apr 17, 2018
I have the pony size of this harness. It is too small for my 12.2h welsh pony so I bought another one for him. The quality is good and the price can't be beat.
Maurie D on Apr 4, 2018
Exactly what I was looking for and best price I could find!
Danielle P on Mar 29, 2018
was the best value for what I needed
marsha t on Mar 17, 2018
The price!!!
Christopher C on Mar 5, 2018
Melvin B on Jan 25, 2018
good price for me just starting out...we'll see about the quality when it gets here
scott p on Jan 15, 2018
JON M on Jan 14, 2018
Brenda S on Nov 27, 2016
Need inexpensive training harness for my two mini horses.
KAREN W on Nov 6, 2016
Driving tack is difficult to find, and seems to be clouded in mystery. This was the first web site that made it simple. I am just learning to drive and don't need the headache of a thousand an one confusing details. This will let my boy and I test to see if we like driving before spending thousands and thousands of dollars on tack that I don't need or understand.
Wendi P on Apr 29, 2016
thought it was affordable and easy to use. I did not last as the horse spooked and broke it right away.
Alice W on Apr 8, 2016
price + tough1 is decent tack in my experience
Mark P on Mar 15, 2016
My daughter has a young mini that she wants to break to drive. This looks like a good starter harness at a reasonable price.
Dan N on Dec 2, 2015
to train a mini to drive.
Joan M on May 2, 2015
This is a very easy site to order from and the item I ordered is priced well.
Jeanne L C on May 24, 2014
Hopefully will arrive tomorrow for a gift! and will work beautifully for our mini horses
Danelle E on May 9, 2014
I have a shetland pony I would like to teach to pull a cart
Theresa D on Feb 19, 2014
my daughter bought a team of welsh pulling ponies. we did not have a harness so I wanted to get her one for Christmas. We have a small single cart so I didn't need a team set of harnesses.
Brenda R on Dec 22, 2013
Price was my deciding factor
Rose P on May 5, 2018
I have the pony size of this harness. It is too small for my 12.2h welsh pony so I bought another one for him. The quality is good and the price can't be beat.
Maurie D on Apr 4, 2018
Measurements for this product in the pony size? My boy is 10h.
A shopper on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have the mini, the pony, and the Arabian of this harness. I used the mini when my oversized mini was in training, he was 38" at the time...he grew 2" and now I have the pony size. The size ponies they say the harness will fit are wrong. They say the pony size will fit up to 13h and my 12.2 trotting bred had to have the Arabian size bc pony was too small.
Are the blinders removable?
A shopper on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The blinders are not removable.
will the nylon mini harness fit a 44" girth?
tina h on Jul 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't have the exact measurement for the Mini we put the harness on, but he is pretty round,about 30" at the withers, and it fits him alright.
Does this come with everything shown?
trinity on Jan 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it has everything you need but a bit for the headstal
Is this harness made in the US?
Debbie C on Feb 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If you still need the info on the harness I looked and it is made in India. I have had it on my mini donkey, but not used it much yet.
I want to use this cart harness on my full grown BURRO. He is around 450-500 lbs. I use a size small HORSE harness when I lead him on a rope. Do you think the mini size cart harness will fit him? He is pretty fat. THANKS
A shopper on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Size Guidelines:
Horse: 15-16 hands
Cob: 14-14.3 hands
Pony: 11-13.3 hands
Mini: under 10 hands
Does the surcingle and girth have fleece protection on it? Or is it all just straight nylon?
Rebecca U on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is straight nylon only. There is no fleece on any ofvthe harness.
Does the harness include the driving lines ?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes the lines were included.Not sure if I would recommend .It was oddly sized some pieces too large and others too small.Never used it
Will the horse size adjust to fit a 17 hand mule?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. Very poor quality stiff plastic. Bought for 16H quarter horse. Would never hold up for real work.
Are there any direction on how to put this item on? The picture is great, but it doesn't explain how to put this on (for us "first-timers").
Mychel E on May 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi driving is soo much fun, we did a lot of parades and hayrides with our draft horses. Each type of harness is a little different, and adjust differently. I haven't driven in about 4 years and I would have someone who drives regularly to double check the adjustment. All adjustments need to be snug, so it stays in place. Or you could find instructions on line for harnessing a horse. I hope this helps. Good luck and Have fun!!!
Would this harness fit a Halflinger horse? She is about 15 hands & wt. is about 1100lbs.
Barbara T on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My daughters horse is 14.2 hands and about 900 lbs. We bought the cob size and it fits her good. For your halflinger though, my daughter thinks you should go with the horse size.
Will the mini size fit a mini donkey?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use this harness on 40” fine features pony. For the most part it fits well. Had to burn a couple of extra holes for a better fit. Overall for the price I am very happy with the product.
I have a quarter horse but she's 14.1 14.2 at the withers, would a cob size fit her would I have to go pony or horse?
Elliott on Feb 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Every horse is built differently even at the same height. We would refer you to a local expert to help you ensure the correct size for your horse and purpose.
what oil is need for harness restoreing ?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In order to restore a leather harness I use Neatsfoot cleaner/conditioner and then their oil. If you apply oil first it traps the dirt instead of cleaning it. By cleaning and then piling the leather can absorb the oil.
I have a mini donkey that is 9.3hh but he is fairly stocky. Would I get a pony size or a mini size ?
Maddie on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had a small pony alittle over 10 hand and thin not stocky it does give measurements somewhere but I would do the pony size there is more play for adjustments
cant find seperate blinders?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You may wish to consider the Tough-1 Nylon Harness Bridle (item E000422). That bridle includes blinders.
I have 2 minis. Can I use 2 single harnesses for a team?
Tracey on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Please consult a local person with experience in carts and harnesses with questions regarding the appropriate equipment for your team.
Will a size pony fit a 14.2 horse?
Horse girl103 on Jun 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Its hard to say. A mini was too small for my mini, but a pony too large. It was the cinch or main that never fit correct.
What size does this harness fit? Hands tall ?
A shopper on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My horse is a registered QH mare. Stocky build and 15.2hh and this harness fit her great. The girth was a little big so we had to add more holes.
would the mini size fit a boer goat?
grace on Jun 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You could make it work. You'd have to adjust it to fit. You can put more holes it the nylon pretty easy. This is what I do --- clamp a nail in a vice grips and heat the tip of the nail with a hand held torch then push the nail through the nylon to make new holes. That way you custom fit the harness. Hold it by the vice grips so you don't burn yourself. Have fun!
how can i measure my mini to assure the harness fits? does it come as a complete harness, such as with bit-bridle
A shopper on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It comes with the bridle but not the bit.
Here is a link to the sizing chart from the product description to help you measure:
will this fit a draft?
Angela S on Mar 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No. I ordered this for my 10 hand pony and one for my 12.2 pony. It fit the little guy, but on the 12.2 who is wide/stocky, no way. I had to return it for a cob size...even though the pony sizes says it'll fit up to 13 hands.
Will the mini size fit a 28.5" mini that's Arab style?
Ashley R on Aug 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Size Guidelines:
Horse: 15-16 hands
Cob: 14-14.3 hands
Pony: 11-13.3 hands
Mini: under 10 hands
Wha size for a helflinger ?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Size Guidelines:
Horse: 15-16 hands
Cob: 14-14.3 hands
Pony: 11-13.3 hands
Mini: under 10 hands
I might be getting my friend's pony to break to drive. She is 11.1 hh but her girth/ribs are the same as her 10 hh Shetland- she's slight boned and lean like a mini Saddlebred. Should I go mini or pony size?
Amy C on Apr 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The pony sizing chart is as follows... Small= 30"-36"/300lb-450lb, Medium= 37"-46"/450-600lbs, Large= 47"-54"/600lb-700lb.
If you are unsure of sizing we always suggest consulting your local harness expert to ensure proper fit especially when training.
what is the girth size?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately the only information available from Tough-1 is the height ranges given.
Horse: 15-16 hands
Cob: 14-14.3 hands
Pony: 11-13.3 hands
Mini: under 10 hands
what is the adjustment sizing for belly band for pony or cob ?
carla g on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The only information available from Tough-1 is that the pony size is made for animals 11.0 to 13.3 hands, and the cob for animals 14.0 to 14.3 hands.
I have a 39 inch Shetland pony at 370 pounds (but he's loosing weight due to being on a diet) should I get the mini or pony size?
Grace H on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Size Guidelines

Horse: 15-16 hands
Cob: 14-14.3 hands
Pony: 11-13.3 hands
Mini: under 10 hands
If this harness does not fit can I return it?
Barbara T on May 23, 2016
What is the measurement of the mini surcingle and girth?
A shopper on May 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Here is a link to the sizing information for all sizes contained in the product description: