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Kay26 10-19-2010 02:12 PM

Breast collar = breast plate ?
Okay so i'm from Scotland and over hear we would say a breastplate which attaches to the saddle and can also have a martingale attached

Hugo is modeling below ....

Now i keep seeing posts refering to a breast collar, i'm assuming it's just the American name for it or is it something different ?


charlicata 10-19-2010 02:14 PM

It's the American name. Looks like the same thing.

ErikaLynn 10-19-2010 02:29 PM

I'm American and I call it breast plate.

savvylover112 10-20-2010 05:29 PM

I think a breast collar is the western version of a breast plate but don't quote me on that one I'm not really sure lol

eventerdrew 10-20-2010 05:30 PM

to me, Breastcollar = Breastplate

some may call this a breastcollar:

while this is a breastplate:

smrobs 10-20-2010 05:46 PM

I just kinda assumed it was like Savvy said. I always associate a breastplate with English riding and a breast collar with western riding. :? Hm, it may be another one of those things that changes depending on where you live and what group you grew up with.

Carleen 10-20-2010 09:56 PM

I'm with smrobs and Savvy, I always thought it differed depending on if you were talking about english or western.

faye 10-20-2010 09:59 PM

woot, anouther brit, we can be confused together!!

mom2pride 10-20-2010 10:02 PM

I've used both interchangeably...sometimes it's easier for a person to 'get' what the strap is, if you say breastplate; I get more "what is that?" using breast collar...they assume it's a literal collar, hahaha!

GreyRay 10-20-2010 10:08 PM

I grew up Western in NM and TX and it was always called a breastplate.
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