Tom Triplett, (Doc’s mentor and step-father) along with his wife Betty, cared for Jay Jay, Cathy’s Welsh pony, for the last 2 years. We all thought he would be a good cart driving partner for Tom. Jay Jay enjoyed life with two standard Donkeys, and being cared for by Tom and Betty. In the winter of 2011, we all agreed that Jay Jay might benefit from living on the wider open spaces at Therriault Creek Ranch with Doc, Cathy, their horses, and mule for a while.
Tom knew that if Jay Jay was to live on a ranch, he best be ready to do ranch work. Tom didn’t figure that the light driving harness that Cathy had for Jay Jay was a proper ranch harness. So he made a work harness for Jay Jay. This one is complete with wooden hames that belonged to Tom’s father.
Painted wooden hames, originally belonging to Tom’s father
Leather belly band, back pad, back straps, lazy straps and crupper
Fire hose covered chain tugs