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  • Worsted wool breastcollar
  • 5 Point Elastic Breastplate

 
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    02-08-2010, 07:03 PM
  #1
Weanling
breastcollars

O.k. In the last thread I posted that my saddle was slipping and they said that I needed a breastcollar. What type of breastcollar will keep my saddle in place and will allow my horse to get over the jumps? What type of material is best? Any help would be great!!!
     
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    02-08-2010, 08:50 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Leather! And most breastplates are the same. Just search them on Doversaddlery.com
     
    02-08-2010, 08:57 PM
  #3
Weanling
Kk thanx so much!
     
    02-08-2010, 10:04 PM
  #4
Started
If you're going to be doing a lot of jumping, I reccommend one with elastic.

I love this kind:
Nunn Finer Hunting Breastplate with Elastic
They are VERY well made and worth the money!

This might also interest you- it allows freedom of the shoulders while keeping the saddle from slipping:
Nunn Finer Worsted Wool Breastplate
(I would use it with the neck strap: Nunn Finer Detachable Neckstrap)
     
    02-08-2010, 10:40 PM
  #5
Foal
I have an all leather nunn finer breastplate and would absolutely recommend that brand! Although in your case I would go for one of the ones My Beau linked to since you plan on jumping a lot.
     
    02-09-2010, 11:15 AM
  #6
Green Broke
The top one My Beau posted is a great kind. The kind My Beau posted below is NOT good! I read an article written by George Morris where he mentioned that they're dangerous as most people put them on too tight, which restricts their horse's air supply any time they put their head down and they can pass out! A few days later my vet mentioned it and when I asked further he said they're very dangerous because when the horse passes out, it's very sudden. Like one moment they're standing, the next they're on the ground. And he said it happens more frequently then people are willing to admit. Yikes.
     
    02-09-2010, 11:51 AM
  #7
Yearling
As most people have said you want a breastplate - not a breastcollar. Breastcollars are mostly used on the racetrack although you do see the odd one in the SJ arena

For SJ a simple elasticated breastplate will do the job - here is one I made last week , haven't got a pic of it on a horse as it's still in the post
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Customer wanted a sheepskin pad, padded witherstrap with a pretty pattern stitched in, so they were extra.

If you are going to do eventing then lots of people have a 5-point breastlpate - here is my mare Ingrid modeling the one I made last year
5 Point breast-plate.JPG

5 Point breast-plate (5).JPG
     
    02-09-2010, 12:17 PM
  #8
Foal
I think My Beau loves Nunn Finer xD

It honestly does not matter. I got my breastplate at a consignment shop for ten dollars and it was in pretty darn good condition. Most breastplates are very adjustable.

So what I suggest is taking a horsey friend who knows about breastplates to a consignment store and buy one, take it home and adjust it to your horse with your horsey friend helping you adjust it right and remember exactly how they work it. Then just use it every time you ride.

I can't ride without my breastplate because one horse has big withers and is round and the other one is just round so I slide

Good luck!
     
    02-09-2010, 12:53 PM
  #9
Green Broke
YES! PLEASE don't USE A BREAST GIRTH! The only person I know who uses one is an intermediate level eventer who uses it out on the XC and knows ecaxtly how to adjust it. Everyone I've talked to said that they can be very dangerous.
     
    02-09-2010, 04:49 PM
  #10
Green Broke
I use the Nunn Finer Hunting Breasplate with elastic that My Beau posted. I have had it for years and it's so great! LOVE Nunn Finer!
     

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