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View Poll Results: Which type of breastplate....?

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  • Hunting Breastplate, can attach a martingale if I need to down the line.

    5 71.43%
  • Jumper breastplate for security

    0 0%
  • Go the whole hog, and get a 5-point since we`re upgrading to a *** next year any how :P

    2 28.57%
  • Just skip it. One less piece of tack to clean.

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Default Best type of breastplate as "back-up" on XC...?

    I need to replace my old breastplate (something about rotting leather making it totally useless if I can't get the piece replaced ). Here's the thing... my saddle fits great, I don't really need it with this saddle/horse. I've always used one on XC as a "better safe than sorry" in case there was a problem with the saddle. We're doing the Canadian equivalent of BN, so it's not like the jumping efforts are massive.

    We don`t use a martingale, so I don`t need something I can attach the strap to.

    So which type would you go with (or none at all), and why...?
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  2. #2
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    I just use an elastic breastplate...

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  3. #3
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    Jul. 19, 2003
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    Middleburg, VA
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    Default

    There was no choice for my answer- any breastplate is better than no breastplate!!!

    I prefer the polo type breastplate, but really, I rather have any type than none. Even a well fitting saddle can shift and move around when galloping cross country and jumping large fences, and when you start talking about the upper levels, their shape can change even over the course of a, umm, course.



  4. #4
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    Jan. 10, 2007
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    Default

    I like the hunter breastplate because I can also use it for dressage where it helps remind me where to put my hands. I also feel like I often end up using a running briefly at some point or another during training with many horses, even those for whom it isn't routine.
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



  5. #5
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    Jul. 16, 2003
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    Guthrie, OK
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    Default

    I like a hunter breast plate too. I can use the wither strap as a hand hold on cross country, esp when galloping. I use it as my bridge of sorts.



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