Letters & E-Mails
Some of the things our customers have asked or written about us.
4/4/10 Cheryl from Texas says "I Would like to have the option of entering credit card info here and completing the order without having to call or mail anything!"
We looked long and hard at doing just that and found that it was much more expensive to have a credit card link on the site. I am aware that that is how many other businesses are set up, but for Iowa Valley Carriage it is more economical to have customers call. We can keep your information on file after the first order and that is what most customers tend to do.
12/20/10 Robin from North English, Iowa ordered a beta mini harness after hearing about them on a miniature horse driving list and had this to say when her harness arrived " the harness came and you know -- looked it over really good -- and I'll be recommending this harness to everyone --- WOW --- well though out --- well made -- nice looking -- just WOW -- I was floored and you can quote me -- and I ll be back when I can afford it -- to buy more-- and it even came with a bit -- now that s going the extra mile -- thank you so-- Merry Xmas
Tikkytoes Miniature Horses
PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR LIFE
We always ask our customer to let us know how they get along with our products either good or bad! Feedback on bits is especially helpful and helps us pass that information on to others. Adena Ray sent us this information on our special mini/pony half cheek mullen.
Why I like this bit:
The bar diameter is large enough for it to be gentle, but not so wide as to take up a lot of space in the pony's mouth. The slight arch to it allows it to rest comfortably. The half cheek provides gentle bending/turning instruction on the outside of the turn. I very rarely use any sort of a broken snaffle, particularly when ground driving. I believe it is too easy to poke them, especially if they misbehave. (If I have no choice but to use a broken snaffle because of fit, I always wrap in vet wrap or latex to minimize the nutcracker effect).
04/08/10 Myrna Brown from Kinston, AL. has been a good customer and sent us this photo and comments:
This is Myrna Brown with her pony tandem and her navigator Awesome Audrey Hartnett, doing the hazards cleanly at Black Prong, and of course using the perfectly scaled down French Link Half Cheek, on the leader and a mullen mouth butterfly on her wheeler, purchased from Iowa Valley Carriage. Sandee has the bits for all sizes. Thanks Sandee for your knowledge and expertise.
See Mryna's photos on the mini bits pages.
6/20/2011 From Lynn Webster, York, S.C
I am really happy with the purchases I've made from Iowa Valley Carriage, and I hope to do more business with you in future. The items I found on your website are just unique enough for me to feel really lucky to have found you."
7/8/2011 From Val Herber, Nebraska: I LOVE the fly mask I also bought from you (the one that covers the neck also)---I put it on my 3yr old Morgan when driving, he doesn't mind it at all. The bugs here, flies and mosquitos, are so bad due to having LOTS of rain this Spring/Summer----it made a world of difference when driving him down the road, he wasn't bothered by the bugs around his face or ears at all.
7/23/2011 Marcia Yeager, Hawthorne, Florida posted this to the CD-L list:
I finally got a chance to get a NEW BETA harness for my Welsh cob cross. I checked out hundreds of sites/harnesses on the web for several months.....knowing that this would have to be a harness for everything.... and that money was a definite issue (we are retired on a fixed income).....I just wanted to say that I received my new harness this week from Sandee at IOWA VALLEY HARNESS.
I am ecstatic!!! Her harnesses are custom made to your measurements and took less than a month to get. The only extra option I got was the wider breast collar....everything else I wanted came as standard. Martingale, gullet strap, wonderful cavesson with buckles on both sides, extra long traces for my Roberts training cart.....I couldn't be happier with both the harn
ess and service which I received. For those of you thinking about a new harness please be sure to check out Sandee's web site.
Now if only the heat wave would break and I could get back to driving my youngster to get ready for the Florida season only two months away from starting.
9/14/2011 From Carol inTexas: Sandee it is always great doing business with you because you are so nice to beginners and don't condecend and always make me feel like my order matters. Thanks for all the extra effort. Your friend, Carol
2/18/12 From Adena Ray in Arlington, WA via Facebook:
From Chris in Stateville, N.C. in a note with her check for a bit for her pony: "thanks for providing a wonderful resourse for all driving needs at a reasonable price."