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    09-24-2010, 12:36 AM
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Foal
Putting on new breastplate properly?

I just bought a new hunter breast collar for my horse cause she doesn't have too much whithers and her saddle slips a bit. But im nooot too sure how to put it on exactly and fit it. I know the general of how it should go on, but where are certain pieces of it supposed to lay on the horses body so it won't restrict movement? Basically how do I fit it properly. Also, the piece that attaches to the girth: do you just slide it on the girth before you do it up, then just do up the saddle normally? Thanks all!
     
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    09-24-2010, 06:48 AM
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The hunt style breastplates attach to the saddle d's on each side of the pommel and to the girth. You do just slip it onto the girth before you buckle it onto the billets.

As far as fit goes, make sure that the shoulders are snug but not tight enough to rub or impede her shoulder movement as she moves. The strap that goes to the girth can be on the loose side - most people have it "hanging" a bit so it doesn't rub the horse's chest or between their front legs. Then make sure the ring on the front of the breastplate (that the shoulders and girth strap attach to) isn't sitting too high so that it's on the base of the horse's neck - try to have that on the chest.
     
    09-24-2010, 10:43 AM
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I just wanted to add that you can get a snap to put on the loop for the girth... that way you can snap it onto the d-ring of your girth (if you have a girth with a d-ring, that is).
I always did that... I usually used the good nylon/fleece girths, and had a leather one with d-rings.
     
    09-25-2010, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ImagineThat    
I just wanted to add that you can get a snap to put on the loop for the girth... that way you can snap it onto the d-ring of your girth (if you have a girth with a d-ring, that is).
I always did that... I usually used the good nylon/fleece girths, and had a leather one with d-rings.
Ya that's what I thought you should do so I asked. Unfortunately I don't have that, I just have a leather girth and it doesn't have rings so I wanted to make sure you could just slip it on. I wasn't sure if it'd like rub on the horse or whatever but all good! Thanks a ton. Im trying it on tomorrow. Im excited :) I know its not a big deal but don't you just get excited to use new equipment and stuff that you bought for your horse? Lol I do all the time
     

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