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    11-24-2011, 10:22 AM
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Green Broke
Question Running martingale with or without breastplate?

My trainer mentioned trying a running martingale on my jumper who sometimes likes to throw her head up and get all hollowed out, just as a training aid. She told me to get the martingale as well as a breastplate, but since I've never used one before on my mare and it may not work, I don't want to spend an arm and a leg buying new items. I noticed some (like this one) come with the neck strap, would I really need to get a breastplate to use instead?

What are the advantages/disadvantages to having one?

HDR Advantage Flat Running Martingale - Horse.com
     
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    11-24-2011, 12:54 PM
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Now, I may be completely wrong about this since I don't ride english and don't ever use things like this, but I believe the entire purpose of using a breastplate/neck strap with a martingale was to keep the rest of it restrained up close to their body so that they can't get a leg through it if they drop their head.

If your saddle fits well and you don't need a breastplate, then I can't see any reason why the martingale with the neck strap wouldn't work just fine.
     
    11-24-2011, 12:58 PM
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I agree with smrobs, but if you want a more versatile piece of equipment, you can get the clip-on running martigale attachment and use it with or without the breastplate.
     
    11-24-2011, 01:18 PM
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A running martingale with just a neckstrap is fine If you don't need to stabilize the saddle. I usually use a breastplate when jumping, especially bigger jumps, for the help in keeping the saddle in place.
     
    11-24-2011, 02:53 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Thanks for the info! I've never had a need for a breastplate with my saddle so maybe I'll try just doing the $27 martingale to start!
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    11-24-2011, 09:12 PM
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I evented for years with just a martingale like you linked - never had a real need for a breastplate since we never went past novice. It worked just fine, just make sure it's adjusted properly :)
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    11-24-2011, 10:45 PM
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Green Broke
Awesome thanks!
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