This series features fashion must have items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand, for some excellent fashion finds. Let’s bring style to the Eventing world!
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Friday’s Fashion – Modern and effective breastplates
Breastplates are a super useful and therefore common piece of tack. They keep your saddle from slipping back and can also stop it from slipping to the side. Plus you can add a running martingale to some types of breastplates. It is rare to see an eventer on cross-country without a breastplate and some riders even use them in dressage. Breastplates are really an essential piece of tack that every equestrian should own. If you don’t have yet own a breastplate or yours is looking a little lack lustre, treat yourself and your horse by acquiring one of these modern and practical breastplates:
Eponia 5-point breastplate with running martingale: Not only is this breastplate beautiful and comfortable for your horse but it is also made of environmentally friendly Vegetable Dyed leather. It has has a combination of high-quality leather and elastic to allow freedom of shoulder and ‘give’ over jumps, while still holding your saddle in the correct place. The extra sheepskin fluff keeps your horse protected from rubbing or added pressure and there is extra sheepskin padding over the withers and on the chest/shoulders. You can match it to your saddle because it is available in ‘Havana Brown’ or ‘Black’ with your choice of brass or silver hardware.
Nunn Finer Hunting Breastplate: This stunning breastplate is crafted out of English bridle leather and is made to last. It is designed to fit every horse properly with adjustability on both the near and off side. This breastplate would look excellent in the dressage arena but is also durable enough to wear on cross-country.
Removable Sheepskin Racing (French) Breastplate: Everyone will be asking where you got this sleek breastplate from. It is made out of high quality and environmentally friendly Vegetable Dyed Leather and has super soft, real removable Sheepskin. It has attachments for the D rings of the saddle and adjustable straps to ensure it fits your horse like a glove. You can customize its looks by choosing from ‘Havana Brown’ or ‘Black’ leather and silver or brass buckles.
Nunn Finer Jumper Breastplate: This top quality breastplate will not let you down. It is made from padded English bridle leather with inserted German elastic. It is designed to allow freedom of shoulder movement. You can attach this breastplate to the dee savers on your saddle or a detachable neck strap can be purchased separately so it can go over the crest of the neck and back to your girth on both sides. This breastplate has a simplistic and sophisticated look and will keep your saddle secure. You can chose whether you want yours in ‘Havana’ or ‘Black’.