Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
I use a breastplate in all three phases and think it completes the entire look and package. A horse doesn't look complete without a breastplate to me. :) I use a standard black breastplate in dressage, and a five way out on the XC and in the stadium ring. I like having the strap on the withers to use to know if my hands are too up his neck (one of my big issues), and even though my saddle is custom to his back, I like the reasurance that the breastplate gives me.
It looks like you could benifit from one when you start doing banks and such because he looks like he has a round back that is perfect for saddle slipage!
Oh and he's ADORABLE by the way! :) And welcome to the world of eventing!
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