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        03-14-2009, 04:37 PM
      #11
    Zab
    Yearling
    If you want one, buy one :P
    Unless you'll ride really steep hills you don't really need one. If you do need one anyway, make sure the saddle really fits.

    I don't need any, but I have one anyway because I think they're pretty ;) And sometimes we do go uphill.. tho the saddle hasn't moved out of place yet :P
         
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        03-23-2009, 10:15 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I always use my black Zilco brestcollar! I love it! My horse looks funny with out it. Im from PA, we're flat landers. But even so, it really does help when you go up and down thouse hills! I definitely notice a diffrence when going up and down the hills, I don't use a crouper, though.

    They are a nice addition to your tack and helpful on trails. I wouldnt suggest a thin leather, mainly because its not as comfortable for the horse.
         
        03-24-2009, 08:30 AM
      #13
    Zab
    Yearling
    Why isn't leather comfortable for the horse?

    I use one, but it's just decoration :P The saddle doesn't move when we climb so the breastplate never gets to work.
         
        03-24-2009, 10:11 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Thin leather, not just leather.
    It hurts because the pressure from the saddle is distributed over a very small area.
         
        03-24-2009, 10:31 AM
      #15
    Zab
    Yearling
    But in my case, when it sits loose and doesn't have to keep the saddle from sliding (because the saddle doesb't slide) there shouldn't be a preassure to talk about..?

    I figured thin he wrong way around in my last post btw, thin as in not thick, not thin as in not broad..
         
        03-24-2009, 12:21 PM
      #16
    Started
    It's your own choice... I own a breastcollar, but only use it very rarely as it doesn't match my saddles and is too think for my likings... (it's a huge roping breastcollar) I'm looking to buy another or two in the future, but even when I do ride up and down hills and mountains, I don't really ever use it...
         
        03-24-2009, 12:26 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    I will try to remember to take pictures of him all tacked up today. He looks so purdy. :P And yes I ended up getting one.
         
        04-06-2009, 08:38 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Zab    
    But in my case, when it sits loose and doesn't have to keep the saddle from sliding (because the saddle doesb't slide) there shouldn't be a preassure to talk about..?

    I figured thin he wrong way around in my last post btw, thin as in not thick, not thin as in not broad..
    im talking about when they go up and down hills. :P

    Think about it, if there wasnt any pressure on the breastplate as they go up the hills, the brestplate wouldnt be doing its job. What would the point of having one be then?

    I love my padded brestplate, my withered mare really needs it as we go up hills.
         
        04-06-2009, 10:19 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I've been using a breast collar for ever on my horses, I do alot of trail riding as well as ranch work and cover alot of ground with alot of deep washes, hills and mountains, They keep the saddle from moving back while going up hills and the need to stop and retighten cinches and make adjustments has almost diminished, But it can be a preference of choice, If you want to use one you can, Do you need one? Depends what kind of riding you do and whether the saddle moves alot, Probly not madatory but a useful tool in the tack assortment.
         
        04-07-2009, 06:18 AM
      #20
    Zab
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Go The Distance    
    im talking about when they go up and down hills. :P

    Think about it, if there wasnt any pressure on the breastplate as they go up the hills, the brestplate wouldnt be doing its job. What would the point of having one be then?

    I love my padded brestplate, my withered mare really needs it as we go up hills.
    Becaue breastplaes are prettyyyy! :P
    I've ridden without one in this saddle in all kind of terrain, steep hills too (up at least, is a bit to cowardice to take the steep hills down) and the saddle doesn't move an inch.. But I use a breatplate anyway because they're pretty :P
         

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