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post #1 of 4 Old 11-16-2010, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Question Silly Question...

I feel like a total loser for asking this, Lol!

But anyway, my horse is in desperate need of a breastplate that fits. The only two sizes I saw on the website with the breastplate I am looking at are Cob and Full... Now, I'm assuming I should order a full. Because cobs (from what my understanding is..) are shorter, but stocky? My horse is a 16.2 Thoroughbred X Saddlebred. I have no idea what size breastplate we have been using, but it is HUGE on him. Or, at least the part that attaches to the girth is.

Anyway, what size do you think I should get? I have never had to deal with breastplates before... or really finding my own correctly fitting tack for that matter!

Thanks for taking the time to read and help me figure this silly stuff out.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-16-2010, 11:23 PM
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You will need a full sized breastplate on a full sized horse. A cob size is inbetween a pony and a full sized horse. Good luck!
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-16-2010, 11:40 PM
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Depends on what you're using the breastplate for?
I'm assuming it's because your saddle slips back? For this, you could also try putting a Chamois under the saddle.
One of those cheap ones you can buy in the store, usually found in the car section (Here at least). Dampen it and ring it out really well, then lay it directly onto the horse's back, put your numnah and saddle ontop in the correct place. This should stop the saddle from slipping backwards or forwards.
That's if you can't find a breastplate to fit. If your horse is very narrow through the chest a shoulders, a cob-size might fit him alright, otherwise, yes, a full.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-17-2010, 08:04 AM
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There are no stupid questions (there are stupid answers sometime though ).

Full is your choice. Those breastplates are adjustable in pretty wide range.

BTW, I'm not sure what breastplate you are looking at, but Nutty Saddler on this forum makes "custom" breastplates (you'll have to do measurements and all plus you can go customized). I got one for my horses and price (shipping included) was better than similar one from Dover and alike (plus it had maple leave stitched on front ). Here is the old thread by me: Breastplate by Nutty Saddler
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