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  • #83617

    MuleManDonn
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    I was never really happy with the solid three horse neck yoke. If the evener can move the neck yoke should too. I had one horse that was coming unhooked. Here are three pictures of my newest version. No good pictures while they were moving as I could get in front of them! I think it worked well. I see a couple little thingsI would do different if I was rebuilding it, but will likely ted hay with it all summer.

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    #83622

    shoffman
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    does it work well for backing up, too? I guess it’s no different than a standard evener in that respect but I’m envisioning a scenario where your middle horse gets pinched (but I guess line pressure would keep them even enough when backing so that it’s not a problem). Nice design overhaul, regardless.

    #83623

    MuleManDonn
    Keymaster

    Hi Scott, the ratio of the long to the short bar on each side means that each animal is holding roughly (not exactly) the same amount. They can back up together. One of the features of this design is that there is room for the middle horse to be and few inches in front or behind, without weighting part or all of the system. With no jockey the center horse also gets that room as well.

    With Lady in the middle she walked sightly in front of Connie and Polly, while we worked. I would have liked to gotten off and seen what that looked like, but I was alone. Next I will try Connie in the middle as she won’t walk up on anyone!

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    #83629

    carl ny
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    Looks good,any idea how you would use that design for belly backers??

    carl

    #83630

    MuleManDonn
    Keymaster

    I should have said in the first post this was a system for D rings with three abreast. For other harnesses I have always been relatively happy with a two horse neck yoke and an offset tongue. Using a two pole system with three horses and other harnesses would create it own set of difficulties. I am not sure how I deal with that.

    #83634

    carl ny
    Participant

    Donn, Just a thought to throw out there. Take the baby yokes off the ends and put one of them up side down in the middle. Would it work??????

    carl

    #83635

    MuleManDonn
    Keymaster

    Carl, I don’t see why you couldn’t make a version of this that would work with a side backer or other harness. It would just take a little fiddling. Donn

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