Tough 1 Basic Nylon Driving Harness

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Product Summary:

Tough1® Nylon Pleasure Driving Harness

This strong nylon harness offers a convenient and economical way to drive. It comes complete with blinders and full breeching with brass-plated hardware.

Note: Made for use with driving carts only. 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)
Item Specifications:


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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Why did you choose this? Store
Dirt cheap option to test if we want to pursue driving. If we don't move forward, we aren't out a $500 harness.
Cathy W on Feb 25, 2019
Ami H on Jan 27, 2019
Dirt cheap option to test if we want to pursue driving. If we don't move forward, we aren't out a $500 harness.
Cathy W on Feb 25, 2019
I am starting to train my gelding to drive and needed cheap rigging.
Hillary L on Feb 5, 2019
Ami H on Jan 27, 2019
Mainly price. Pony passed my first test for driving now need low cost harness for rest of training and looks to be good for trail driving. Plus nylon easy to clean, less likely to dry rot.
Jean F on Jan 11, 2019
need one, this looks promising,,,,we'll see.
pdddd on Dec 18, 2018
Recommended as a starter harness from my trainer to start my weanling on ground driving.
Kristen W on Dec 15, 2018
Bought 2 sizes at great price since reviews tend to show the harness fits too big. Bought horse and cob size for a smaller young QH. I will keep the one that fits and sell the other to my Amish neighbors.
Nancy H on Oct 23, 2018
Good value for a basic harness.
Cherie L on Sep 26, 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
I am starting to train my gelding to drive and needed cheap rigging.
Hillary L on Feb 5, 2019
Mainly price. Pony passed my first test for driving now need low cost harness for rest of training and looks to be good for trail driving. Plus nylon easy to clean, less likely to dry rot.
Jean F on Jan 11, 2019
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.
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
Are the blinders removable?
A shopper on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The blinders are not removable.
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
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.
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.
Is mini the size for a mini donkey?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you make sure to select the "mini" size it should be. I ordered the "horse" size and it barely fits my 16hh appendix. I'm afraid to pull anything too substantial with it because it is very thin and seems uncomfortable to my horse. I always add thick padding to the breastplate so he is able to lean into it. I haven't pulled anything more than myself (150lbs) in a sled.
after reading the reviews I am wondering if I purchased two, would they match in size? Or to put it another way, will they be identical?
pdddd on Nov 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello, we purchased two, they were identical. We had to do some customizing since the ponies were not identical. The harnesses worked for our purpose.
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.
Do I need to buy the driving lines and the training surcingle that is showing on the item to add?
Bonnie L on Jun 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, I didnt buy the other stuff. I bought the Mini harness . I'm very happy with it . Everything I need as described
Can this harness be hooked up to another one for 2 ponies to pull a wagon!?
Kindra H on Mar 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, that is not the intended use.
What are the two straps that are attached to the cinch used for?
I M on Oct 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Those would be where the 2 arms from the cart would come up and go through.
We just use this for ground driving, so I haven’t used them like that yet
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.
Can the headstall be used with a bitless bosal?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It might be too big. If you would Jimmy rig it maybe.
Is black the only color forharness?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Correct; this harness comes in black only.
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