Draft Horse Digest Podcast – Ep 18 – The Harness Guru

In this week’s episode we speak with Dan Shanahan of Shanahan Harness Shop.  Shanahan has established a reputation in the draft horse world as the premier manufacturers of patent leather show harness.  Dan talks about the materials and inputs that make their harness products the finest available.  We also discuss in this episode:

  • the history of patent leather harness
  • what “Chicago Style” means
  • maintenance of patent leather show harness
  • where “scotch” collars originated from
  • how to size a collar
  • some harness fitting techinques
  • the rise and fall of the martingale
chicago style patent leather show harness
Chicago Style harness for Anheuser Busch
scotch collar show harness
Finished set of harness with Scotch collar.
chicago style patent leather harness
Another View of a Chicago Style Harness
budweiser clyde harness
More harness for the Budweiser Clydes.
Shanahan Harness shop
A view inside the Shanahan Harness Shop.


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“Cut and Run” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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