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post #11 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 09:06 PM
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I just know standing and running martingales: the standing martingale has one strap coming up and attaches to the noseband of the bridle.

A running martingale has two and they attach to the reins.
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Is this what you're thinking of? I attach mine to the front ring on the girth and then you can either attach it to the cinch ring, or if there is a D-ring on your saddle you can use that too depending on how high it lifts the breastplate up. (I prefer the D rings...)
That's what it is...so is it a martingale? This is the saddle I have, I should attach it here then? (marked in green)
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That is not a martingale. That is a breast collar.

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Is this what you're thinking of? I attach mine to the front ring on the girth and then you can either attach it to the cinch ring, or if there is a D-ring on your saddle you can use that too depending on how high it lifts the breastplate up. (I prefer the D rings...)
So what I have then is a breastcollar, for appearance and to prevent the saddle from slipping off the back of the horse while riding steep terrain...correct, lol?
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Ha ha, yeah, i know that is a breast collar, but equiniphiles description did not fit that of any western martingale i've ever used so I made the guess that she was talking about a breast collar and not a martingale.
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A standign martingale is also known as a headcheck or tie-down. It attatched to the girth or the chest piece of a breastplate at one end and attatches to the noseband of the bridle. Some have a noseband as part of the martingale. It is fixed and prevents the horse throwing it's head it. When adjusted properly it should NOT impede the horses natural head carriage. It is also often used in speed events/rodeo events where the horses uses it to brace against to aid balance when turning a barrel or holding a cow. It's the more 'western' version.

A running martingale attahces either to the girth of the the chest piece of a breastplate. It splits into a fork (hence the name 'training fork') or into a triangular shaped peice of leather (known as a bib martingale in AUS). On the ends of the firks or the corners of the bibs are metal rings. The reins thread through these rings. The running martingale only comes into effect when the horse throws it's head AND when there is a steady rein contact. The pressure of a running martingale can be immediately released by releasing the contact. Once again, they are designed not to impede a horse natural head carriage and only come into effect when a horse throws its head.

NO type of martingale should be used to teach a headset. A headset comes from back to front, and holding the head down by force should never be considered as an option to acheive a headset.
Yeah, I don't agree with it... but that's all I've ever seen one used for. Makes so much more sense after your explanation though... I have totally seen tie-downs before as well, though I also don't agree with tie-downs for that purpose either, but I now know the difference.

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Ha ha, yeah, i know that is a breast collar, but equiniphiles description did not fit that of any western martingale i've ever used so I made the guess that she was talking about a breast collar and not a martingale.
Good guess then :)
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