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I am having some fun researching an adjustable draft carriage hame design from the mid- to late 1800s, and preparing to run some experiments. I enjoy blogging and have condensed all I have found here: understandingharness.blogspot.com/2018/02/bencraft-hames.html

By the time the weather improves, I should have an opportunity to test it for myself. My little Morgan mare has always been a challenge, having deeply sloped shoulders that are very hard to match to an optimal line of draft. So I'm looking forward to the results!

Barb

Klaus Karbaumer says 2018-02-19 13:53:22 (CST)



I look foreward , too, to the results of your research. On my heavy horse collar in Bavaria I could adjust the height of the draft on the hames depending on if I was dragging logs on the ground or when I htched up to a wagon.


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