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  • +part of western saddle that goes from briddle to saddle
  • What is the name of the strap that goes around the chest of a horse and connects to the briddle and saddle

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    04-25-2013, 12:12 PM
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Yearling
What is this?

I can't get picture to upload, but it looks like a breastplate/collar same size, but it buckles to itself at the top instead of having two straps to attach to the dees of a saddle. It does have the loop to attach to a girth though. Is is just a decorative thing or part of something else?


It is really decorative, with little diamond shape rivets all over it in pattern and it's black, older too. I'll see if I can find a picture that will work. Any guesses? I have two, one has to be thrown out because the leather is rotted but it has brass domed rivets in the pattern of flowers on the two "arms" with a heart hanging from the center ring with a strap that looks to attach to a girth under than.

Any guesses are good. Thanks
     
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    04-25-2013, 12:18 PM
  #2
Yearling
Pics would definitely help, maybe a wither strap? Keep the breastcollar up, I'm just guessing, hope you can get some pics up
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    04-25-2013, 12:25 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Sounds like a standing martingale. They have a large circle that goes around the neck and does not attach to the saddle. Then there is a strap that connects the noseband to the girth. Google is, I'm sure a million photos will come up.
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    04-25-2013, 12:25 PM
  #4
Yearling
It won't let me upload anything on this site, every else is working fine for me.
     
    04-25-2013, 12:28 PM
  #5
Yearling
Not a standing martingale, know what those are, it looks to go up the sides of the neck and chest like a breastplate and attach between the legs to the girth, but nothing to attach to the dees just a strap over the withers (if that's what it is). It just doesn't seem practical to keep a saddle in place. This is for sure western style, thick, and made to be seen and admired.
     
    04-25-2013, 12:40 PM
  #6
Yearling
Does it look like this then?


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    04-25-2013, 12:41 PM
  #7
Started
Could it be a Pulling Collar? They attach thru the opening in the swelll. Keeps the straps off the shoulder where a regular breast collar sits.
Only a guess without seeing what you are looking at.
     
    04-25-2013, 12:41 PM
  #8
Banned
You could Google and look for horse breastplate images. These go over the neck and should have a ring on each side for the saddle strap on each side. Some have two on each side.

Could it be that you are missing the straps that go the the saddle Dee?
     
    04-25-2013, 12:45 PM
  #9
Yearling
It looks something like the one cowgirl posted but it doesn't have all the rings, and two buckles at the top with a ten inch piece inbetween them. Plus this one has really wide side piece. I wish I could post a picture.

I found a picture that looks the same style, it belongs to a parade saddle, the picture on ebay. Mine doesn't have all the silver just rivets all over it like that one tho.

How do you use this than?
     
    04-25-2013, 12:49 PM
  #10
Yearling
Can you post the web link to the one you found on eBay that looks similar
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