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  • How tight is a breastgirth supposed to be

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    07-05-2010, 12:44 PM
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Actually, my trainer has seen it happen. The air flow isn't as much as it could be. It can/will hinder the airflow is adjusted improperly
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    07-07-2010, 07:48 PM
I actually think I read in a book or something that if a breast girth is not adjusted properly it could possibly cut off air supply to a horse
    07-07-2010, 08:05 PM
Yep, so can an incorrectly adjusted flash, figure 8, cavesson, breast plate - anything can harm your horse if put on incorrectly or used incorrectly. Even saddles.
    07-08-2010, 11:41 AM
I actually think I read in a book or something that if a breast girth is not adjusted properly it could possibly cut off air supply to a horse
I'm pretty sure a breastgirth, like a croop or things of that manner, are there to act as "Plan B" for a slippery saddle, so I would think they should be adjusted tight enough to just reinforce a saddle if it slipped, not HOLD the saddle while it's already steadied with a girth. You'd think if your breastplate was pushing into your horse's chest you'd notice something was wrong...

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