I have been driving 3- abreast over the last few months, mostly to exercise all 3 horses, but also to experiment with different line configurations of such a hitch. I tried the Amish method of bit-to-halter line between outside and inside horse, as well as bit-to-hame ring line configuration that is so commonly used. I bought a jockey stick, but haven't tried that method yet. Currently, I am playing around with my new set of custom-made 3 abreast lines, which gives me direct contact to both sides of each horse. I ran into a question, though. Although I got the lines adjusted so I had nice, even contact to every horse, the pressure on the lines resulted in some odd angles were each check connected to the main line. It didn't cause me any issues per say, but I wondered if the angle has any downside in terms of signaling the horse? Should I use line spacer rings to decrease the angle at the game ring somewhat? I looked at a few photos and sketches of the setup, and all showed such angles; it just seems odd to be looking down at it. You can see my lines are brown in the photo, while the harness is all black.