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Dover Saddlery® 3-Point Breastplate

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Colors/Options: Brown

Dover Saddlery® 3-Point Breastplate

The top quality of the Dover Saddlery® Three-Point Breastplate is well above its great price point. Designed for comfort with a soft leather yoke and washable sheepskin inserts.

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Item #: X1-09353
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Helpful Information
Nameplate Attachment Instructions
How to Fit a Breastplate
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This Dover Saddlery® Three-Point Breastplate delivers quality that defies its price. Raised, padded body and wither straps are accented with ivory stitching. Classic navy and white elastic shoulders combined with a large, soft leather yoke offer horse comfort and freedom of movement. Removable, washable sheepskin inserts help alleviate pressure across the shoulder. This beautiful but affordable breastplate is fully adjustable at the girth, shoulders and withers and includes an adjustable/removable running attachment. Stainless steel hardware throughout.


How to Attach a Nameplate to a Halter, Bridle, Martingale or Breastplate

Required Tools: will need a leather hole punch, hammer and pencil.

1. Unwrap your nameplate and identify the rivets as having two posts and two caps.
2. Center the plate where you would like it ; mark its holes with pencil.
3. Use the hole punch centered on the pencil marks. A good quality hole punch with appropriate pressure applied should be able to penetrate even thick leather halters.
4. Push the rivet posts through the back of the tack so the posts are pointed toward you.
5. Put the nameplate on rivet posts.
6. Place rivet caps onto the posts, and tap the caps with a hammer.

Note: If you do not feel comfortable installing your own nameplate, we are happy to help. Bring your plate and tack into your local Dover Saddlery store for assistance. Your local leather repair professional or cobbler may also be able to assist you.

How to Fit a Breastplate
A breastplate helps prevent a saddle from slipping backward. It must be fitted correctly to provide a secure fit without restricting the horse's breathing or interfering with the horse's natural jumping movements.

When fitting a breastplate, you should be able to:
  • Pull the breastplate up over the neck to see 3" of clearance.
  • Fit your fist between the chest and the center ring of the yoke, so it does not press against the windpipe and does not interfere with the horse's shoulder movements.
  • Place a fist in the space between the wither straps and withers.
  • Have some slack in the breast strap running between the front legs to connect to the girth.
  • If the breastplate is too tight, the front of the saddle gets pulled down, digging into the shoulders and restricting comfort and movement.
Types of Breastplates

3-Point - Attaches to the saddle at the dees and the girth; may have elastic inserts for flexibility and sheepskin padding at pressure points.

5-Point - Attaches to the saddle at five contact points; may have elastic inserts for flexibility and sheepskin padding at pressure points.

Elastic - Provides the least restriction to shoulders and attaches to the saddle dees to free the withers. The fit is a bit snug, but will not have any stretch when standing still.

Hunter - Attaches to the girth through the horse's legs and to the saddle dee rings. Traditionally all leather, but may have elastic inserts on the yoke as to not restrict the horse's shoulders.