Launching the Mid-Ohio Expo and Consignment Auction  

Careful planning and a good deal of footwork turned a challenge into a success.   

By Lynn Ascrizzi 

When one door closes, another door opens.  

That old saying pretty much sums up what John Raber, owner and operator of Read more

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New Life for the Worn and Broken

Missouri leatherworker’s one-man, tack repair shop is keeping him busier than ever  

By Lynn Ascrizzi 

Each day, when Bruce Martin greets the sunrise in rural Hartsburg, Missouri, his first chore is to head out to the barn to feed his team of Haflingers, Jim and Bud. Then, he walks back to the home he shares with his wife, Read more

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Tack Shop Deals in All Things BIOTHANE®

Coated polyester strapping is a popular choice among Amish communities in Millersburg, Ohio — and beyond

By Lynn Ascrizzi

A line of Petz Product assembled dog leashes, ready for someone’s Fido.

If you visit Millersburg, Ohio, you’re in Amish Read more

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Celebrating 100 Years of Exceptional Harness Making

Bowman Harness is sustaining a living heritage tradition

A driving horse, decked out in leather harness that features a Deep Curve Breast Collar made by Bowman Harness of Millersburg, Ohio, pulls an Amish buggy.

By Lynn Ascrizzi

The folks Read more

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N&A Harness Shop: Celebrating 30 Years

Noah Miller and son, Vernon Miller, team up to bring the family business into the next generation

By Lynn Ascrizzi

The harness workshop run for three decades by Noah Miller in Millersburg, Ohio, along with help from his growing Read more

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M.D.Y. Horseshoeing and Harness Shop

MDY’s standard driving harness is of the type you’d see at work on a day to day basis. It’s made from Biothane.Photographs Courtesy of M.D.Y. Horseshoeing and Harness Shop

Old World Work Ethic

By Nick Pernokas

In the rolling Read more

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A Niche In Time

Smucker Harness is stitching its way to success by focusing on the carriage-driving market

By Lynn Ascrizzi

The pocket-sized community of Churchtown, Pennsylvania (pop. 484), is one of those places you might drive right by, in a wink. But Read more

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Freedman’s Family Tradition

Fine Saddles and Harness

By Gene Fowler

The worlds of leathercraft arts and equestrian culture are blessed with many a legacy enterprise. But few combinations of those worlds can boast a family tradition that goes back six generations and Read more

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48th Annual Harness Makers’ Get-Together and Consignment Auction Coming to Ohio

By Lynn Ascrizzi

This summer, Hillside Harness Hardware, Ltd., owned and operated by John Raber of Millersburg, Ohio, will be hosting the 48th Annual Harness Makers’ Get-Together and Consignment Auction, to be held Thursday, July 20th through Friday, July Read more

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