Weird sized pony, please help again driving peeps

Jane&Ziggy

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Hello folks. Armed with the Cob Size dimensions from the Zilco Tedex harness link that @Jessey sent I went to measure Ziggy.

The bridle will fit him just fine.

His belly measures 3 cm more than the top figure shown - he is 180cm not 177cm.
His chest is a bit deeper than shown - 109 cm rather than 101 cm, but of course I am not sure exactly where to measure him to!

He is 180 cm also from the point of his breast bone to his bum.

The crupper length is fine, he is at the top of the range 89cm.

The drop to the breeching is fine, he is about 116 (top is 144)

The breeching seems too small for him, 117 cm where he is 130 cm stifle to stifle.

Am I measuring him all wrong? I think I must be... or is he a pony head on a horse body and needs a Full size? Help!
 

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Kia is the same but opposite way about. I can fit him into con sized body and leg items but he needs full on his head even though it is usually one hole above the middle measurements on full items.

Ponies lol :p
 

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There are some websites where you can mix and match the harness, rather then buying an off the peg sizing one so to speak. Have a look round I will see if I can find the link I had for one for Rosie as she is VERY mix n match !!
 

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They will swap parts for Zilco but not for the cheap Tedex, I think, which is fair enough.

I've found a nice looking old English harness locally which I hope will fit, watch this space!
 
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Mine is an Ideal Harness and whilst the first set was all full size, they were very happy to swap parts so I could mix and match. But he had been broken at that point so I knew his harness would be for keeps. My first one (the one Albi is wearing now) was an off the peg 'oily harness' - a cheaper one that I just played with. The back band and the breeching where far to big for him on that harness but on the Ideal and Tedex (trainer used a FedEx on him) he takes a pony size back band !!
 
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