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Does it have the same purpose? To keep the horses head from setting too high?
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It's a running martingale, opposed to a standard martingale. The rings thread through the reins. Usually used for jumping to correct a horse from throwing his head up, but still giving them the freedom to stretch their neck over fences.
 

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yep, that's a running martingale. I use one very similar to that for jumping because my mare tends to throw her head up sometimes.
 

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Thank you! And i was just looking that item up and it said it was a Western version of a running martingale. Called Training Forks
 

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A technicality maybe, but I would call that a running attachment, not a true running martingale in the sense of the word.

The attachment would clip to the front of a breast plate, vs. a true running martingale that has a collar for the hoses' neck. A small difference worth noting.
 

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technically, it is an attachment. But it is still a RM because of the way it works. Just attach it to the breast plate and you're good to go! I like the attachments because you have the versatility of having a RM or just a breast plate instead of having to buy two different ones.
 

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A technicality maybe, but I would call that a running attachment, not a true running martingale in the sense of the word.

The attachment would clip to the front of a breast plate, vs. a true running martingale that has a collar for the hoses' neck. A small difference worth noting.
No way that attaches to the front of the breast plate. It attaches to the center of the girth. That is a running martingale but it should also have the strap around the neck. The ones that attach to the front of the breast plate have a buckle at the ring.
Technically that is a running martingale but a poor one.
 

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I wouldn't say it's a poor running martingale. It looks like the one i use and it does it's job perfectly.

It's hard to tell how long the RM attachment really is, therefore, we can't know if it attaches to the girth or breastplate. However, the ones I have used always attach to the breastplate.

This style of RM is much more versatile than the "real" RM's which is why I use them.
 

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No way that attaches to the front of the breast plate. It attaches to the center of the girth. That is a running martingale but it should also have the strap around the neck. The ones that attach to the front of the breast plate have a buckle at the ring.
Technically that is a running martingale but a poor one.
Attachments can have buckles or snaps for the breastplate ring. I personally like snaps - much faster ;)
 

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yeah I have a snap, too.
 

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No way that attaches to the front of the breast plate. It attaches to the center of the girth. That is a running martingale but it should also have the strap around the neck. The ones that attach to the front of the breast plate have a buckle at the ring.
Technically that is a running martingale but a poor one.
 

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That is what is called WESTERN TRAINING FORKS.
It attaches the the d ring on the girth not on to a breast plate?
Its a training to tool for younger horses to learn proper headset.

It is the western version of a running martingale.
 

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Oh, we had one of those on Freddy one day during a jumping lesson (he was being a complete ***), and it was attached to his breastplate ring. I personally would never use one myself, but I think it's a better piece of equipment than a martingale that doesn't let the horse stretch out his neck over fences.
 

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well, a running martingale DOES let the horse stretch out. I think you are thinking of a standing martingale, which is directly attached to the horse's head and restricts head and neck movement. You find a SM a lot in hunters while the RM is prefered for eventing and showjumping.
 

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No way that attaches to the front of the breast plate. It attaches to the center of the girth. That is a running martingale but it should also have the strap around the neck. The ones that attach to the front of the breast plate have a buckle at the ring.
Technically that is a running martingale but a poor one.
I have two running martingale attachments they came with my breastplates one had a buckle and the other has a snap so it could be an attachment and it is a bit short to be a true RM.
 

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As it does not have a neckstrap and appears to be short I would agree with those that say it is a running martingale attachment for a breastplate.
 
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