How do you measure a horse for a martingale?

Neck strap – measure around the shoulder starting where the neck enters the shoulder. Main strap on both – measure this from girth to handspan below wither for running and from girth, up to where head and neck join down to noseband for a standing.

How do you know if a running martingale fits?

Running Martingale – The rings should reach to the horse’s withers when stretched tight. Standing Martingale – The loop should reach to the horse’s chin when stretched along the length of the gullet.

What does a standard martingale do?

A martingale is a piece of equestrian tack designed to control a horse’s head carriage and act as an additional form of control besides, for example, the bit. It prevents a horse from throwing its head so high that the rider gets hit in the face by the horse’s poll or upper neck.

What is the difference between a breastplate and a martingale?

A breast plate is a piece of strap leather equipment that is designed to keep the saddle from slipping back. A running martingale has a strap that runs from the girth, between the forelegs, where it splits into two straps that end in rings.

Does a running martingale stop rearing?

Horses are really strong and no martingale etc will ever stop them rearing if they want to, so agree on the coments re that.

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Can you use a martingale with a Hackamore?

Well-Known Member. No problem with a hackamore & a martingale, ( old fashoined type or German) just remember you use a differnt type of contact , check and relax not holding on to a contact all the time. I have used on a number of horses over the last 30 years.

Can you use a running martingale in Hunters?

The standing martingale is nearly ubiquitous in the hunter ring over fences. While both the standing martingale and the running martingale are both allowed by EC rules, the running martingale is almost never seen in the hunter ring.

Can you use a martingale with a bitless bridle?

To use a running martingale with the Bitless Bridle™, make sure that the rings of the martingale will not get caught–up on the ring of the crossover strap or on the loop of the rein as it attaches to the crossover strap.

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