Harnessing and hitching donkeys, mules and horses for work.
The efficient use of working animals depends on how they are connected to the implement they are pulling, or the materials they are carrying, and how well they have been trained and are managed. This booklet discusses the harness designs and hitching systems that will allow efficient transfer of power from the animal to the implement or load, while allowing the animals to work comfortably and without injury.
Pearson, R.A.; Simalenga, T.E.; Krecek, R.C. Harnessing and hitching donkeys, mules and horses for work. Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh; University of Venda for Science and Technology, Edinburgh, Scotland, South Africa (2004) 34 pp. ISBN 0 907146 14 7