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    04-09-2009, 12:06 AM
I don't over tighten my cinch. So I like a breast collar to help keep the saddle in place. Some of the people I let ride my horses don't always stay centered. I'd really hate for their saddle to slip under the belly of a hrose.

And we do ride a few hills around here. I happen to like the Beta or Biothane breast collars. They are easier to clean up.

I probably should use a crupper also. But I just never have.
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    04-09-2009, 10:22 PM
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Painted Horse those are beautiful pictures!
    04-10-2009, 10:30 PM
Originally Posted by Zab    
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

That too, of course!

I rarely ride with a tight girth, so they help keep it from sliding back (especially with my TB mare, that girl has shark-fin withers. )

And painted horse, thouse are beautiful pictures! Where do you get your biothine tack?
    04-10-2009, 11:51 PM
I use a breast plate to keep the saddle from slideing back
    04-11-2009, 12:45 AM
I've collected stuff when I find it on sale over the years. I think the red biothane came from Country Supply. The Green Biothane/Black Beta came fro Gaits if Gold.

But any of the sites that focus on endurance horses have both. Sportack, Longriders, Cooltack
    04-19-2009, 01:40 PM
I always ride with the breastcollar because it will keep the saddle from sliding underneath and from sliding back. Its just safer, in my opinion. I just use a matching leather one that came with my saddle and works great.
    04-19-2009, 10:27 PM
Cruppes don't drive horses nuts? I mean I picture it making ME nutty if I had to wear one.
    04-22-2009, 01:31 AM
Great I'll have to get one my mare has no wither and we do so many trails If I was you I'd get one for trails

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