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post #1 of 8 Old 07-07-2011, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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English Saddle Trail Riding - Which Breast Collar/Plate?

I trail ride with English tack. The breast collar that I currently use is rubbing the chest of my TWH and is beginning to leave a friction wound. The breast collar is a narrow width - less than one inch. I try to keep the saddle fitting properly and keep its girth as tight as possible. The collar does attach to the girth. The problem is most notible when we climb/ascend. Any suggestions?
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Do you actually need the breast plate/collar? Is your saddle sliding back?
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I've never actually owned a breast plate for my english saddle, but when I have the money saved, this is the one I'm going to buy; Deluxe Endurance Breastplate by Zilco

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Would a Montreal by Tucker work?
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Do you actually need the breast plate/collar? Is your saddle sliding back?
Yes, on extended upward grades the saddle will slide back until stopped by the breast collar.
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what material is your breastcollar made from? If it's leather, perhaps you should look into a synthetic material.

Personally, I ride with a plain biothane breastcollar (inch width) and have never had issues with rubbing.


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what material is your breastcollar made from? If it's leather, perhaps you should look into a synthetic material.

Personally, I ride with a plain biothane breastcollar (inch width) and have never had issues with rubbing.
Could you please tell me where you purchased the biothane breastcollar?
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Could you please tell me where you purchased the biothane breastcollar?
I got mine from running bear at an endurance ride, but teddy has an online store too. My breastcollar is the classic hunt style breastplate which can be found here:

Running Bear Online Shopping


Just realized my breastcollar is 3/4 inch not the 1 inch I stated above, but it's working for me regardless of the fact I don't know its measurement. ;)


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