Antares Elastic Breastplate
A friend suggested this breastplate to me, and I'm glad she did!
It's definately worth the money, its such a beautiful breastplate!
I read the reviews and noticed how some people said it didnt oil well, so I was a little skeptical when I started oiling mine but it ended up oiling fine. Mine has no spots at all, and it darkened very easily after one coat of neatsfoot oil. I've had it for about a month now, and so far no problems here.
It does run large. I bought a cob-size for my stocky large pony (pony sizes are too small for her) and it's a little loose on her. But to be quite honest, it doesn't bother me since its so nice! I get a lot of compliments on it, and people are pretty quick to notice it's a nice breastplate. I'm so glad I spent the money on it, and I hope it lasts me awhile!
March 16, 2013
Best Breastplate I found
This breastplate is gorgeous and matches my antares saddle perfectly. As an added bonus the sharp blue and white elastic and padded leather makes my new guy look great! I looked at a lot of breastplates including other top brands and more budget friendly brands. This is by far the nicest one I found as far as quality and features go. It does run huge though so factor that into your ordering. I have a 16.3hh tb and he wears a 1. Can't comment on durability since I just received it a few weeks ago but love it so far.
November 6, 2012
Beautiful and functional
I have been very impressed with this breastplate. The craftsmanship is lovely; it looks very classy and sharp. The fit is great, both in the cob size I bought for a connemara and regular size for a 16.1 h jumper. The leather is breaking in well. Overall a very nice purchase, though it is a bit expensive!
October 11, 2012
GORGEOUS AND WELL MADE
LOVE IT. Fantastic quality and gorgeous. Can't comment too much on durability yet but not worried. Very well made. Also gets an "aah" from people who appreciate beautifully made tack...like me. :-) Fits my 17.3 horse well (size 2) so would have to be a big AND thick horse to need a (size 3). SmartPak very helpful in measuring neck elastic to decide size.
September 14, 2012
I am very happy with this breastplate! It is a little pricey, but it's worth it. It keeps my saddle in place without restricting my horse's movement and the blue-and-white elastic is very classy in the show ring. The quality of the leather is nice and it's quick and easy to attach the breastplate to the saddle and girth. The leather is holding up quite well and it should last a long time.
August 16, 2012
SHARP Looking Breastplate
Again, not disappointed with Antares product. After my purchase of my Antares Jumping Saddle, I noticed my saddle slipping back. My trainer sent me back to SmartPak to find a breastplate and also a non-slip pad. I have to say, my non-slip pad fixed the situation but I am NOT giving up my breastplate. The Blue and White nylon looks so sharp and classy on my horse. I will save my breastplate for when I gain some confidence to step out of the sandy ring and begin to do a little cross country
April 14, 2011