What is the differance between a martingale and a breast collar?
Also- what is a breast collar? Are there differant kinds (running, etc)? Thanks :)
breast coallar is used in english and western it is put on the chest of the horses to stop the sadle from slidding,a martigal is used for when a horses rases its head to high it puts pressure on the bit
A breast collar is a device designed to keep hold of the saddle from sliding back during strenuous activities. They are usually used contained by eventing, but can be used in any discipline.
If you have a martingale, a breast collar looks very similar next to straps from the girth up through the front legs, and a loop around the neck. A breast collar will not have the standing or running attachment, but will have additional straps that attach to the saddle dees.
If you have a breast collar, you can actually put a standing or running attachment on the ring at the chest and have a martingale.
I propose looking at some tack catalogs for examples.
a breast collar go around the horses chest to hold the saddle in place, english riders call them a breastplate.
(for western it is called a breast collar. same purpose)
A running martingale allows the reins to slide through rings that are attached from the girth (and step around the horses neck) and help with control of your horse and his/her headset... a bit more leverage i suppose.
A standing martingale attaches to the noseband on your bridle from the girth (goes around the horses neck too) and help keep the horse from an unessary high head set or tossing its chief as much.
There are also german martingales- serve somewhat the same purpose as draw reins. and tie downs.
You can also have a running or standing martingale attachment and attach it to the breastplate... that way you enjoy all in one. They are very convenient =).
This is a breast plate.
This is a breast collar.
A martingale is a strap that keeps the horse from raising his cranium too high. It attaches to the reins. There are different kinds of martingales.
This is a martingale.
You don't really need a breast collar unless your saddle is sliding bizarre or you're doing extremely advanced maneuvers.
A running martingale looks close to this:
this prevents the horse from throw it's head around in the air. nearby are three main parts the attach to three different things. the long circular piece attaches to the horses neck the lower piece which is also attached to the circular piece attaches to the girl and the piece on the to forks out at the end beside one ring on either piece. the reins run through these rings.
the standing martingale is mainly used to keep the horse from throw it's guide and to keep the horses head down. this also has a long circular piece which attaches to the horses collar and the lower piece which attaches to the girth. this also has an upper piece that also attaches to the circular pice around the horses neck but it attaches to the cavason noseband underneath the horses chin.
you can also get running and standing martingale attachments for your breast collar that attach to the small ring on the front of the breast collar.
I use a breast collar beside a running martingale attachment.
Here are some photos to clarify:
Breast collars/ straps/ plates:
Breast collars do not! They are only used to keep the saddle from sliding back. Usually they are used for horses who's back are narrow. They are the exact opposite of croupers, which keep the saddle subsidise.
I do not need a breast collar for my horse- anymore. she used to need one, but she grew into herself, and no longer did she need one.
P.S. nearby are 2 different kinds.. Western and english, although there probably are ones used for racing..