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hiwaythreetwenty 10-07-2009 08:37 PM

thoughts on martingale
 
Thinking about buying running martingale for my ottb. Thinking of getting detachable so I can use the breastplate for dressage and martingale for jumping what are your thoughts? Also any suggestions on an affordable good quality one

StormyBlues 10-07-2009 10:27 PM

Does he throw his head excessivly when you ride?

upsidedown 10-07-2009 10:34 PM

Running or standing?

StormyBlues 10-07-2009 10:37 PM

^she said running BTWs

My Beau 10-07-2009 10:46 PM

If you're going to event with it you might want one with elastic. A lesson horse at the barn I used to board at had this one - it's nice for the price: Crump Chetak Elastic Breastplate: Legacy Tack

Unless you want black to for dressage... then i'd have to look more ;)

StormyBlues 10-07-2009 10:59 PM

Dover is having a closeout sale on this AMAZING black breastplate, I use it in dressage. ;)

hiwaythreetwenty 10-07-2009 11:20 PM

She doesn't throw her head excessively currently just once in a while but she is just starting to be retrained I wouldn't use it unless I have to but I definitely want the breastplate which is why I was leaning toward the attachment I just didn't know if they were similiar to the regular one or if it has less adjustments

wild_spot 10-07-2009 11:25 PM

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Dover is having a closeout sale on this AMAZING black breastplate, I use it in dressage. ;)
Are you allowed to use a breastplate in dressage in America?????

StormyBlues 10-07-2009 11:34 PM

In eventing dressage. You can do it anywhere, it's definatly legal in competition.

And to the OP I would just get a breastplate for now, then if need be, you can get an atachment.

My Beau 10-07-2009 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by wild_spot (Post 422877)
Are you allowed to use a breastplate in dressage in America?????

Yep, it's mainly seen at horse trials, not so much at actual dressage shows. At horse trials it seems to be part of the "look" where at dressage shows they're normally only used if the horse truly needs it.


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