Collection: Breastplates & Martingales

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The function of a breast collar / breastplate

A breastplate is meant to ensure that your horse's saddle stays in place. This way you can prevent the saddle from sliding while riding or jumping. A breast collar is also called a breast collar. You attach a breastplate to the sides or to the top of the saddle. The other end runs between the front legs to the girth. A breastplate is mainly used for jumping, to prevent the saddle from sliding when the horse stretches its back.

Which breastplate do you need?

What kind of vehicle you need depends on the discipline for which you will use it. For jumping, a 3-point model is the most popular. You attach this to the top of the saddle or to the girth straps. For eventing, a 5-point model is usually chosen. This is attached to both the top of the saddle and the girth straps and thus ensures a firmer position of your saddle.

Do you use auxiliary reins, such as a martingale? Then you want there to be enough options to attach it to your vehicle. For convenience, you could also choose a harness with easy-to-connect clips, instead of buckles. This makes it a lot easier to get your horse ready to ride.

What is a martingale?

A martingale is an auxiliary rein with which you can influence the head and neck posture. The martingale is the most commonly used training aid in equestrian sports. With a martingale you can prevent the horse from raising its head.

The most commonly used martingale is the sliding martingale. This is also called a 'loose' martingale. This type of martingale is especially popular for jumping. You also have the fixed martingale. The difference is in the ends. The fixed martingale ends in a loop that is attached to the noseband, a loose martingale splits into two straps. A fixed martingale is often used in the hunter classes.

When do you use a martingale?

A martingale prevents the horse from raising its head too high. The longer you leave a martingale, the higher the horse can raise its head. As soon as your horse raises its head, you lose control of the horse. With a martingale you can ensure that you remain in control. A martingale is often used especially for jumping.

How does a martingale work?

A martingale restricts the horse's freedom of movement. A martingale ensures that the reins are at an angle. When the horse raises its head, the martingale works through the bit on the layers of the mouth.

How should a martingale be positioned?

Each martingale can be attached in a different way. You attach the loose martingale to the girth with one end. You put the reins through the rings of your martingale. A martingale should not be too tight for the horse, but if it is too loose, its effect will be limited. So make sure you have the right size for your horse and adjust it properly. And make sure that the part that runs between your horse's front legs is adjusted accordingly. If it hangs too loose, your horse can get caught in it with a front leg while jumping and you can have nasty accidents.

Brands at Horse Riders Classics

In our range you will find horse items from only the best brands. You will find a large collection of the Dy'on range. In addition to Dy'on breastplates, we also have various parts for your horse's bridle of this brand. You will find various vehicles in our range from PS of Sweden and LJ Leathers.

Buy your breastplate and martingale at Horse Riders Classics

In our range you will find a wide collection of vehicles. To ensure that you are satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to help you choose the right products for you. Do you have questions about our products or do you want to combine certain products? Please contact our customer service or visit our store.

Do you order your products before 3 p.m.? Then your order will be shipped the same day. Are your products not to your liking? Then you can return your items within 14 days.

Buy Breastplates & Martingales at Horse Riders Classics

Do you want to buy Breastplates & Martingales ? That is of course possible at Horse Riders Classics. If you order before 4:00 PM, we will prepare your order for shipment today. Usually you will receive your package the next day. You do not pay shipping costs for orders of at least € 99. For orders outside Europe we ship with Express Delivery for free above € 500,-

Would you rather come and shop in our store? You are always welcome in our shop in Ansen. Of course you can always contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to help you with professional advice.

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