Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I always use a breast collar on my saddles. I used one when I rode English and I use one Western. Since I only trail ride now, having given up penning and sorting, I especially like them.
The two kinds I have are the Weaver soft touch (not made anymore - a real shame), which is a heavy neoprene backed cordora or a shaped leather collar. If I am going to go to some pretty hilly/mountainous trails, I'll use the soft touch, otherwise I use the leather one. I've never had one rub a horse, not in 30 years; but I'm pretty meticulous in keeping all my tack clean and conditioned.
I tried the pulling type collar but just didn't like the looks of it even though I liked the concept.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 03-05-2010 at 08:02 AM.