Goals, and training methods, were established for the Harnessbred Breeder. Training and conditioning approaches were designed for this small harness racing athlete measuring 38" and under, over 38" to 43", and over 43" to 46" by a Trottingbred and Standardbred trainer, Byron Hooley from Ft.Wayne, Indiana with assistance from Jim Storey, Moody, Texas.
practices were encouraged to promote and protect this breed. Suggested
limited foaling per year was also part of the protection
It was also recognized that the Harnessbreds that were 38" and under could be hardshipped into the show world with the ASPC/AMHR organization and compete in Driving classes, particularly Roadster and even halter classes. They could also do well in many of the other show classes such as Liberty, Obstacle, Showmanship and Hunter/Jumper.
This breed of miniature type has proven to be excellent with youth as well as the seniors of our society. They are very versatile in the fact that not only can they perform as an athlete on the track, in the show ring, in other events as well, especially with the mid-size range over 38" to 46" being able to perform in "open" shows in combined driving events, trail driving and best of all on the track.
does not dictate the selling prices. The breeders are encouraged to price
their Harnessbreds reasonably, but to uphold the
It is the motto of this organization that Harnessbreds are the only Miniature type equine bred for Miniature Harness Racing with a "form to function" and they are a Trademarked breed and accepted by the American Horse Council.
In the near
future, the Harnessbred Breeders Affiliation (HBA) will have
farms and individuals are part of this program either as
*Farms Will Be Listed Soon*
Please visit Fort Storey Ranch for more information on the Harnessbred.
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