Join Date: May 2008
Location: Victoria, Australia
yeah, for my old horse I needed a breastplate (that's what me and my family call them anyways) and for my sister's pony we needed a crupper, mainly cos she would always duck her head down to try and sneak some grass, and the saddle would slip forward lol.
I guess it just depends whether your horse needs it or not, and whether going trail riding up and down hills is going to shift the saddle. I would use one, mainly just to make sure, but it's up to you.
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