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post #1 of 11 Old 10-19-2010, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Breast collar = breast plate ?

Okay so i'm from Scotland and over hear we would say a breastplate which attaches to the saddle and can also have a martingale attached

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Now i keep seeing posts refering to a breast collar, i'm assuming it's just the American name for it or is it something different ?


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post #2 of 11 Old 10-19-2010, 02:14 PM
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It's the American name. Looks like the same thing.

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post #3 of 11 Old 10-19-2010, 02:29 PM
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I'm American and I call it breast plate.
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post #4 of 11 Old 10-20-2010, 05:29 PM
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I think a breast collar is the western version of a breast plate but don't quote me on that one I'm not really sure lol
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-20-2010, 05:30 PM
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to me, Breastcollar = Breastplate

some may call this a breastcollar:

while this is a breastplate:

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-20-2010, 05:46 PM
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I just kinda assumed it was like Savvy said. I always associate a breastplate with English riding and a breast collar with western riding. Hm, it may be another one of those things that changes depending on where you live and what group you grew up with.

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I'm with smrobs and Savvy, I always thought it differed depending on if you were talking about english or western.
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-20-2010, 09:59 PM
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-20-2010, 10:02 PM
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I've used both interchangeably...sometimes it's easier for a person to 'get' what the strap is, if you say breastplate; I get more "what is that?" using breast collar...they assume it's a literal collar, hahaha!

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-20-2010, 10:08 PM
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I grew up Western in NM and TX and it was always called a breastplate.
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