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    06-15-2011, 07:55 PM
The style was invented for polo. It was designed to keep the saddle in place better than a Y or hunting breastplate. Some people swear by them. You can try tightening it and you can buy a detachable neck strap for it to help keep it up.
Heres a picture of where its supposed to sit. Yours is sitting on the chest muscles which is too low. Yours would be a tiny bit looser and a tiny bit lower because it is not elastic and cannot be fitted as snugly but it would still be pretty close to the reference picture

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    06-16-2011, 11:56 AM
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Thank you very much for this information and esp the photo (for placement) maybe I really will give it another try.
    06-16-2011, 03:11 PM
When a breastcollar sits that high it should be contoured, not straight. Your pad shouldn't slip if you grab a little mane rather than the handle. Glad to see you're not trusting your life to the stirrups that often come with a bareback pad.
    06-16-2011, 04:35 PM
It could also be a Tripping Collar although it is rather light weight for calf roping. I wouldn't use it on your saddle pad since it seems that the rings you have it attached to are too low to properly support it. Making it tighter will only restrict your horse's movements.
    06-16-2011, 05:23 PM
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
When a breastcollar sits that high it should be contoured, not straight..
I have never in my life found or seen a contoured breast collar, do you know where to find one? Though if it is a breast collar then it is designed to be worn that high, contoured or not (though abit lower and loser for all leather). That's how they have been worn for many many years in very demanding sports and I have never heard of there being a problem with the design or where it sits (unless its been fitted wrong), but a contoured one does sound like a very nice thing. There are chances that it is just a bucking strap or something though
    06-16-2011, 05:27 PM
Aha!! It's called a Walking Horse breast collar

    06-16-2011, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Aha!! It's called a Walking Horse breast collar
By George I've think you've got it! Elwood is not built like any of these, and I no longer have Dewey my SSH.

Two are supported by straps fastening higher up or over the withers, the Mule's is looser but has crupper straps and so forth, even the dog has one, and the last one is fastened higher on the saddle.

With no elastic I don't think I'll try it again without appropriate other equipment.

Thanks a bunch everyone, very valuable information to me.
    06-16-2011, 10:24 PM
We interrupt this perfectly sensible thread for a silly moment


Please return to your scheduled thread
    06-17-2011, 06:39 AM
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Dear GH,

I don't know whether to thank you or get you a strong cup of coffee and walk you around for a while !!!
    06-17-2011, 11:49 AM
Thanks, I'm OK now, the Doc up dated my meds.

Seriously that is a nice looking boy, and I love the name

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