Dear Fellow Montana Draft Horse and Mule Association members:
I have been accumulating a lot of old harness parts when people give me their old,

unused harnesses. I seem to have made a hobby of taking the old parts, discarding the truly

worn out pieces and then trying to scrub, clean, oil, and restore the parts that have any good

use left in them. So here is a deal you might be interested in.

Need a harness part? Email me and see if I have it. It might be a strap, a tug, or any other

part of the harness. I don't get many collars, as most of us hang on to them, but there are

lots of other parts. Here's the good part.
THERE IS NO CHARGE TO YOU FOR THE PART IF I HAVE IT.

Sounds nuts, I know. I've been giving away parts for some time and once someone gave me a little cash for oil and Leather new, and that was nice, but not really necessary. I'll mail it to you, or take it to the next meeting, or meet you when you are coming through Billings area, or any other way you want to get it.

Also, if you have a broken part, I may be able to repair it. I have quite a collection of hardware too, but some of the clips that always break I am in short supply of. Second: if you have any old harness that I can attempt to restore, how about giving it to the cause rather than let it rot in your barn. I'll clean it all up and add it to the give-away pile of pieces.

I can meet you at MDHMA meetings if I can get there, or if you are driving by Billings, I have a place you can drop it off 24/7. Email me and we can work something out. I would like to ask that those receiving free parts would be a member of the Montana Draft Horse and Mule Association. This is meant to be a benefit of being a member. If you need a part that costs much at all, it would be a win/win deal to join, re-join, or pay up your dues so you can get the part. I'm pretty loose with it all but we really do need to support the association and be part of it.

Trying to keep you hitched and rolling: ED JORDEN mtpetvet@mac.com or (406) 254-1267

Montana Draft Horse & Mule Association

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Please find attached some pictures and information about a great opportunity to buy a fabulous horse and all the equipment that goes with him!

Due to an unfortunate and life changing accident, our long time driver from Darby, Rosalind Jones, needs to sell her beloved Haflinger, Wink, along with all his harnesses and vehicles. Wink is a well built, very forward moving horse and would best be enjoyed by someone with some driving experience. He is great on trails, in parades, shows, and has hauled a manure spreader! We have driven him as team a few times and he did fine.  He loves to be the center of attention and has always been a gentleman to harness and shoe.

Rosalind would love to sell Wink as a package deal with the harness and vehicles, but she has also priced each item separately.  This is a great opportunity to buy a fabulous horse and all the equipment that goes with him!  The items include:


  • Wink - (Registered Haflinger Gelding, 14 yrs, 14.3 hands) - $5,000
  • 4 Wheel Wagonette - $3,000
    • Full 5th wheel with no obstructions - turns on a dime and will not bind up
    • Weight 495 lbs
    • 4 wheel hydraulic disk brakes
    • Adjustable single horse shafts and also a team pole
    • 4 leaf springs in front and 2 leaf springs in back for a super smooth ride
    • Custom steel wheels with motorcycle tires
    • Large rear entry step
    • Seats 4 passengers in the back with 1 or 2 people in th driver's seat
  • 2 Wheel Cart (needs new tires) - $1,500
  • Draft Harness for 4 wheel wagonette (brown beta - collar/hames style) - $350
  • Light Driving Harness for 2 wheel cart (brown beta - breast collar style) - $300
  • Western Saddle, leather (fits Wink) and Western Bridle - $400


Rosalind is asking $9,700 for Wink and all his equipment and gear but is willing to consider all reasonable offers.  Please contact her niece Melissa at 314.580.1880 to get in touch with Rosalind if you are interested and have any questions.