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post #11 of 17 Old 06-21-2008, 04:36 AM
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I use a Mohair breast collar.. Frassy loves it! The mohair wicks the moisture better than leather or biothine.. Just like her mohair cincha. I agree that the use of a breast collar helps keep the saddle in place and lets you use less pressure on the girth area. Also I recomend the use of a crupper. When the horse gets accustomed to them they use them as tools when mounting, going up or down hills, and pulling downed tree limbs. When I mount or go down a hill I can feel Fras clamp down on th crupper with her tail muscle (one of their strongest muscles) to keep everything in place. I use them every ride, even short ones so the horse toughens the hide under the tail and learns to use it.
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post #12 of 17 Old 06-21-2008, 10:49 AM
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That looks like the one I have (breast collar)except mine is black.

I hadn't thought of a crupper...thats a really good idea. I have a question though..do they freak out the first time you have it on? Do you have to use it a little at a time so they get tougher there or will it rub it raw ? Do you have a picture of Frassy's as...rear? I'd like to see what type you have on her. Ok.. it was more than 1 question.

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post #13 of 17 Old 06-22-2008, 12:25 AM
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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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post #14 of 17 Old 06-23-2008, 02:47 PM
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Here you go Dumas', Sassafras's better side..I like the crupper to just barely make contact when the tail is down relaxed.this crupper is a weaver leather, about $30. I bought a cheaper one on e-bay but it was'nt as good. I clean it with a damp cloth then put a thin coat of bag balm on it. Make sure you get one filled with flax seed.

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post #15 of 17 Old 06-23-2008, 06:14 PM
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I always use a breastplate on my horses. It's a great device to have on. Most of my horses have been larger in size and height so having a breastplate has just made sense.
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post #16 of 17 Old 06-24-2008, 12:00 AM
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Thanks Barbarosa! It gets pretty hilly around here and I just wanted to know what to look for! I appreciate the photos!

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post #17 of 17 Old 06-24-2008, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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I think I might as well invest in one when I get the money...kinda short on money since I bought the saddle...but until then I'll survive without one or see if the BO has one I can use
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