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Nunn Finer® Hunting Breastplate

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Nunn Finer® Hunting Breastplate

The Nunn Finer® Hunting Breastplate is made of heavy English bridle leather with brass hardware so that it can stand up to the rigors of the sport.

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Item #: X1-09236A
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Helpful Information
How to Fit a Breastplate
Nameplate Attachment Instructions
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The choice of many top eventers, the Nunn Finer® Hunting Breastplate is made to withstand the rigors of the sport. It’s constructed of heavy English bridle leather with durable brass hardware. Designed to stay in place, it has adjustments on both sides of the neck strap. It attaches to your saddle dees with buckles.


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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.
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.