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post #1 of 2 Old 05-23-2010, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Fitting a breast collar...?

Could someone give me a run down on how to properly fit a 3 prong (or whatever they're called) western breast collar?
I know that the shoulder pieces should be right at the shoulder and not super loose: tight enough to not slip around but loose enough that it won't chafe. However, what about the one that goes between the front legs? I assume that it shouldn't be too tight, but how tight is too tight?

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I'm going riding in it tomorrow and I'd hate for it to accidentally be too tight since I'll be riding for a few hours...

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post #2 of 2 Old 05-23-2010, 02:01 AM
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You should be able to fit about four fingers between the bottom of the chest and the lower strap. At least this is where I like it at.

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