Wither Straps!?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding > Barrel Racing

Wither Straps!?

This is a discussion on Wither Straps!? within the Barrel Racing forums, part of the Western Riding category
  • Nylon breast collar wither strap
  • Wither strap, barrel racing

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By beau159
  • 1 Post By BarrelBunny

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-15-2012, 09:08 PM
  #1
Started
Wither Straps!?

I'm seeing a bunch of people looking for them on FB and I have no idea what they are or purpose of them is! Help?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-15-2012, 09:55 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I made one for my horse; nothing fancy. I felt that his breastcollar was riding too low and coming across his shoulders and possibly getting in his way. The wither strap raises it up just a little.






And here is the fit without the wither strap.

     
    03-15-2012, 09:58 PM
  #3
Green Broke
It just keeps the breast collar in a better position and fit for your horse. If the breast collar doesn't fit right and hangs down it can limit your horse's extension and reach when running. The wither strap corrects that and lifts the breast collar into position...A bunch of people want them to be fancy and match their tack, but unless you just want to spend the money, you can do the exact sae thing with a leather dog collar..
     
    03-15-2012, 10:54 PM
  #4
Started
Hm. I don't have that problem... Roper breastcollars normally fit most horses pretty good.
     
    03-20-2012, 03:15 PM
  #5
Banned
I made one out of a throat latch from an old nylon headstall works for me :) looks a lot like the one beau has pictured.

Also, the fit of your breast collar can have a lot to do with where the loops are on your saddle...if they are lower down then you breast collar is going to sit lower on your horse...if they are higher up then your breast collar is going to sit up higher....if that makes any since....that is why I really like the option saddles like this offer so you can have the best fit for different horses.

Edit: I could not find a picture of the saddle that has the two different loops (one up high one down low) but I did not look really hard...I could have sworn it was a Charmayne James saddle but I could be wrong.
     
    03-20-2012, 08:22 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
Also, the fit of your breast collar can have a lot to do with where the loops are on your saddle...if they are lower down then you breast collar is going to sit lower on your horse...if they are higher up then your breast collar is going to sit up higher.
Agree.

My breast collar rings are low on the saddle, thus my breast collar hangs low.

I'm thinking about ordering a custom saddle this summer for my one splurge starting my new job and I am definitely going to get the rings put on higher!
sierrams1123 likes this.
     
    03-24-2012, 06:55 PM
  #7
Yearling
I have some pictures with and without my wither strap! the first two pictures are obviously without, and the third and fourth are with. Before I got my wither strap my breast collar would rub my horse's chest and was constantly falling off of his shoulders... kind of like a spaghetti strap tank top with super loose straps. Now that I have it, my breast collar is always in the correct position. it makes me happy lol
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bluebonnets! 007.jpg (40.4 KB, 763 views)
File Type: jpg Bluebonnets! 006.jpg (48.1 KB, 771 views)
File Type: jpg Bluebonnets! 010.jpg (38.7 KB, 740 views)
File Type: jpg Bluebonnets! 009.jpg (41.9 KB, 750 views)
kwilburn likes this.
     
    03-24-2012, 09:21 PM
  #8
Banned
I think your issue is just the fact that your horse is on the narrow side...but also looks like your wearing your breast collar a bit loose.
     
    03-24-2012, 10:24 PM
  #9
Yearling
My horse is REALLY narrow! that's as far up as I could put holes in the leather too! My saddle is forward a little too much, too, so that doesn't help his case.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what are the straps for? BarrelRacer95 Barrel Racing 53 01-22-2012 01:54 AM
Has anyone used a bridge and/or a wither pad? azhorseluvr1222 Horse Tack and Equipment 3 10-23-2011 08:57 PM
custom wither straps barrelgirl255 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 10-16-2011 11:27 AM
wither relief pad strawberry17 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 02-04-2010 10:52 PM
Hip higher than wither! allflashypine Horse Talk 3 03-04-2009 03:29 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0