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post #31 of 36 Old 06-08-2010, 10:19 PM
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Wait hold up, the elasticy ones are breastGIRTHS, that go on the girth, and the pure leather ones are for the D-rings?

....Shoot.
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post #32 of 36 Old 06-08-2010, 11:29 PM
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Nope, Tymer. Let's see if I can explain this.
There are breastplates - they can be either all leather, have elastic inserts or have all elastic shoulders. Most have a wither strap, but some do not.
All leather:


Elastic inserts:


Elastic shoulders w/ no wither strap:


Then, there are the 5-point breastplates. Because there are 5 points of contact with the saddle/girth.



A breastgirth goes straight across the chest. Some have a strap to keep them in place, when this is used the breastgirth is connected to the billets/girth on each side, like this:


That one is elastic, but they can also be leather:


There are also versions with built in martingales:


Other times they are connected only to the saddle d's, only elastic ones are used this way:


Whew, I think I covered everything :)

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post #33 of 36 Old 06-10-2010, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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that is a very good overveiw :) I love the look of all elastic breastplates, I just think it's cool

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post #34 of 36 Old 06-11-2010, 12:37 AM
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Oh my goodness thank you My Beau! I was freaking out a bit, thinking that I was putting an all elastic breastGIRTH on the D rings...But apparently that's not the only way to do all elastic!
I was aware of these things, but I noticed nobody else had an all elastic one.
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post #35 of 36 Old 06-11-2010, 12:51 AM
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Wow, I have never seen the "5-point" style before. Kinda different!
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post #36 of 36 Old 06-11-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Kinda AWESOME!

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