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  • Were to put a breast collar without rings
  • Can you use a breast collar in a western pleasure class

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    07-01-2010, 06:15 PM
  #1
Foal
Breast collar

I was wondering if you really need a breast collar to ride. My saddle doesn't have rings to attach the breast collar. I see "D" rings on some saddles on not on others. Do you put them on our do only certain types of saddle have them?
     
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    07-01-2010, 08:16 PM
  #2
Showing
I don't know if you are riding english or western but generally, no, you don't have to have a breast collar to ride. So long as your saddle fits well, it would really serve no purpose for everyday riding. However, if you are riding lots of trails with steep hills or if you are jumping, I would suggest looking into a breast collar that will attach to your saddle however necessary.

I personally, hate riding without one but that is more of a personal preferance. I ride western and there are times when I ride in some pretty rough country and other times when I do some cattle work including roping. It is much easier to just keep it on there as opposed to taking it on and off every ride.
     
    07-02-2010, 03:42 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks smorbs! I am riding western. But I was wondering if you don't have d rings on the saddle how else would you attach the breast collar. I have already bought one and I want to use it. My saddle doesn't have "d" rings.
     
    07-02-2010, 03:52 PM
  #4
Showing
Depending on the type of breast collar you have, you can either attach it to the front D-rings of the rigging, where the cinch attaches, like this


Or, if you have a pulling style breastcollar, it attaches around the swells of the saddle and through the gullet like this.
     
    07-02-2010, 03:53 PM
  #5
Yearling
A lot of peope who don't have the "d" rings will attach them where your billet and tie straps are.
Im like smrobs... I always ride with one. Its personal preferance. And I do a lot of hill climbing and cattle work... and I tend to ride with a looser girth... so it helps keep my saddle in place to.
     
    07-02-2010, 03:55 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Pulling style breast collars attach to the pommel or swell of your saddle.
Pulling Breast Collar Weaver Leather (Equine - Horse Tack Supplies - Western Horse Tack - Breast Co
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    07-02-2010, 03:56 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks, I thought about putting it on the "d" rings where the cinch strap is. But I wasnt sure.
     
    07-02-2010, 03:57 PM
  #8
Yearling
Yea.. or if you have a saddle maker/repairer around...
You can usually have them put a couple on for a pretty decent price (in this area atleast).
     
    07-02-2010, 04:02 PM
  #9
Showing
Those little D-rings for the BC are actually a relatively new thing. Used to, they were only on the pleasure type saddles (trail, etc) and show saddles. They were unheard of on working saddles because they would never withstand the weight of roping. Of the 8 saddles I have hanging around the tack room, only the old show saddle has those. Our horses survived decades of having them attached to the rigging until I discovered the pulling type a few years ago.
     
    07-03-2010, 08:29 AM
  #10
Yearling
SMrobs that picture is adorable!!!
     

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