Harness measuring and fitting services in Ashbourne

Struggling to measure your horse or pony properly? Take a look at our harness measuring charts below, or contact the team at Rene Schoop International in Ashbourne for help and advice.

Harness fitting

Rene Schoop International in Ashbourne offers fitting when you buy a new or used harness for ponies and horses. Please do not underestimate the value of this service – if a harness is fitted incorrectly to an animal it can easily rub and cause injury. Therefore, a professionally fitted harness ensures your pride and joy remains free from unnecessary injury and can perform at its best.

Please phone us on 07875 900737 before you measure to have Barbara talk you through your measuring, so she can help you to measure in exactly the right places. Alternatively, you can arrange to visit us with your horses to have them measured by our staff. It is a good idea to place an old harness or a saddle or roller with bridle on your horse to see where it sits for measuring.


Be assured that whatever unusual size or shape you are fitting, we will be able to make the parts look stylish and feel comfortable.

A full size harness generally fits a 15hh+ horse with a muscular body or a smaller horse with a chunky frame and/or long body
A cob harness will suit a 13-14hh horse with a full frame, large native ponies or a taller horse who is slender
A pony harness fits up to 12hh2″ or a well-built Shetland cross and small slender cobs as well as large donkeys
Our Shetland harness fits around 10-11hh Shetland and other small ponies and standard donkeys
The mini Shetland harness fits 9hh and under, down to about 75cm miniature horses and ponies as well as miniature donkeys

Single pony harness measuring charts

Click for the chart that suits your needs, and try printing the chart out to record your measurements.

Pony pair harness measuring charts

Contact Rene Schoop International in Ashbourne for more details, or for help and advice.

Do you need harness fitting advice?

Call Barbara at Rene Schoop International, in Ashbourne for harness enquiries or orders on: 07875 900737