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Elastic Breastplate

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Leather and elastic breastplate with removable running attachment and stainless steel hardware.  Brown, horse size.

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    Elastic Breastplate is rated 4.1667 out of 5 by 48.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality! I bought two of these for my jumpers for schooling. They're great quality after you oil them a few times. They fit my 17.1hh stallion and my 16.2hh gelding fairly well after a few adjustments. I may end up using them at shows.
    Date published: 2014-04-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cracked leather I was so excited to get this in the mail for my green jumper! I've never owned a breastplate before, so I was happy to see Smartpak's great price on this one. Although I knew it wouldn't be extremely nice, I didn't expect the leather to crack when I was first adjusting it. :( I did like the elastic and hardware. it's overall an okay buy for the price, but I was disappointed in the leather quality.
    Date published: 2014-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price it doesn't get any better! I bought this originally to school in but it turned out to be pretty enough to show in. I never thought I'd get compliments on it and people can't believe it was cheap when they ask! I've had it for almost five years and its still going strong, thought I don't use it every day. It really fits any horse also have a smaller 15.3 horse and 16.2 and it fits both.
    Date published: 2014-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PHENOMENAL breastplate for the price This breastplate is great for the price. You can't beat it! I probably wouldn't show in it, but it is great to school in! I have a 16.3hh tb and it fits her great. I do wish the elastic came in different color options though. But it is very conservative.
    Date published: 2013-07-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice This really seems to be good quality for the price. I haven't used it yet because I've been riding western lately! That is why I gave 3 stars so far.
    Date published: 2013-06-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value This breastplate is better than I expected for the price. I agree with other reviews that say the strap that goes to the girth is rediculously long, almost to the point that I cannot use the snap with it even after punching multiple holes. Granted, I do not ride a very large horse, but the horse size for my 16hh TB/WB mare is marginally too big. One exception is the running martengale attachment, which is almost too short. The leather is not terrible, although on a light colored horse it may rub off some color when the horse sweats. The hardware is very high quality.
    Date published: 2013-04-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Schooling or Show I have been looking at elastic breastplates for a while now, and was surprised to find one this cheap. I figured I'd give it a try, since SmartPak has a great return policy. I am in love with this item! The leather isn't the best, but I wasn't expecting Antares quality at this price. The elastic is pretty heavy duty, as are the snaps. Can't wait for spring and summer to roll around so I can use it more than the once per week I am now!
    Date published: 2013-02-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made, very adjustable Very nice material, well made and feels durable, easy to adjust to fit. Would not fit a cob or large pony. Had to punch a few holes to fit my 15.2 gelding but fits the bigger horses great too. We don't use the martingale so it would have been nice to be able to purchase at a lower price without but we stuck it in the tack room in case we need it later.Good product, Good price!
    Date published: 2013-01-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I don't recomment this Poor quality, stiff leather, made in India. The only good quality part was the elastic! I returned it and I love Smartpak because they are so good about taking things back and refunding money!
    Date published: 2012-02-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the Price While this breastplate certainly isn't fancy, it will get the job done and look nice doing it. It was a bit big for even my giant 17h gelding, but that issue was quickly solved with a few extra holes made by a leather punch. This breastplate seems very durable and of reasonably good quality for the price. Perfect for schooling!
    Date published: 2012-01-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I bought this for my 16h Dutch Warmblood mare, and it fits her well. I don't love the quality of the leather, and the fleece part in the front actually gave my mare a rub and irritated her skin after only a few rides. While it served its purpose until I was able to get a saddle that fit better, its now just hanging in my tack room. If I needed to use a breastplate on my mare daily, I would spend a bit more and get one that didn't irritate my mare so easily.
    Date published: 2011-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits my 16.1 QH well. Looks like it should have cost more than it did!
    Date published: 2011-08-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok I have to say right off the bat, this is a good breastplate for the money. I have been using it for a few months now and I haven't had any problems with the elastic stretching out. The middle strap that goes back to the girth is comically long, but this is easily fixed with a hole punch. I purchased the cob size, which works fine on both my 16.1 H narrow TB and my 16 H stocky paint. Overall, I like the style. The buckles are unusual and a little inconvenient, but if you are just usuing this on one horse and don't need to adjust often, this shouldn't be a problem.All that said, I would not recommend this breastplate to anyone with a grey horse, or any light colored horse for that matter. My paint is white at the shoulders, and where the leather attaches to the tops of the elastic pieces, he ends up with purple/brown-ish stains every time I ride. I understand that this is likely just the dye from the rather inexpensive leather coming off when he sweats, and it comes off easily with a bath, but it is pretty unsightly.
    Date published: 2011-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Adjustable I have used this breastplate on everything from 12.2 ponies to chunky 16 hand guys. Punch a couple of extra holes and you have a very nnie breastplate for the price. I've had mine for 7 months and it hasn't stretched as much as I expected.
    Date published: 2011-06-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice quality I was surprised by the good quality of both the leather and the elastic. The clips seem sturdy too, and the swivel feature is very nice. So far we've used it on several pretty tough xc courses and for schooling, and it is holding up well. The ony criticism I have is that the elastic seems short - or the straps to the saddle could be longer. I bought a full size for my skinny 16.2 TB, and it is already a bit tight. However, I'm sure that a leather shop will be able to redo the straps to give us more room as he grows.
    Date published: 2011-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered as a gift I ordered this breastplate as a gift for a friend of mine. i had it shipped to me first to see if the quality was good and if it would be something she liked. The Leather quality was excellent! Vey soft and supple, and lovely rich brown color. The elastic was subtle and had just enough "give" to it. The fleece padding on the disk was conservatively put on, but i guess it;s better than nothing. they stitched a plastic cover onto the fleece which could be a pain to take off if it gets stuck in the stitching... overall seems to be an excellent value for the price.Though it does have conway buckles, many higher end breastpplates use conway buckles because they are more durable than regular buckles - it has been my experience that many times the tongue of a regular buckle will fall off at a very bad time!!! Anyway, everything looks fine, very good quality. Seems like it will hold up to daily schooling.
    Date published: 2011-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not bad for the price I got this for my jumper mare who tends to jump out of her tack on a regular basis. It fits her well (although I did take off the clip at the girth and only had to punch 2 extra holes) and seems to be quite good quality for the money. The only 2 things I didn't like are the buckles (they're the punch hole style, more often seen on western tack) and the plastic that is sewn over the fleece on the center of the chest of the breastplate. However, that being said, I'm considering buying another and taking it to the leather repair shop down the street from my university to see if he can alter it to 'normal' would make it look exactly like other breastplates that cost upwards of $150.
    Date published: 2011-03-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth it I received this yesterday, and it's clearly low quality. I am returning it. I wish SmartPak would put up a better photo and description. First of all, there are no traditional buckles - they are the "pin in hole" type, which are not that secure IMO. The snaps feel lightweight and cheap, and I can just imagine them getting rusty after a few rides in the rain. The leather is OK - indian leather. The elastic seems fine. My least favorite part is the cheap hardware, followed by the pin attachments, which should've been in the item's description.
    Date published: 2011-03-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality, Amazing Price I love my new breastplate. The leather is surprisingly high quality and it fits my 16.2hh thoroughbred with room on both sides. It does the job and looks great too! I just cannot tell how pleased I am with this product. If you need a breastplate, don't spend more than you have to. Buy this one!
    Date published: 2011-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nicely Made Only downside is that it needed extra holes punched in both sides of the attachments, alogn with girth strap. Very nice besides that.
    Date published: 2011-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Quality This is a very nice breastplate for the price. The leather is soft and seems like it will hold up well. I love how easy it is to clip onto the saddle. It's kind of annoying to adjust, but it works well if you don't need to adjust every two minutes. The girth strap is long, but theres about a foot worth of leather to punch holes in. Overall, it's a great breatplate.
    Date published: 2010-12-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expecting less quality I needed a schooling breast plate for my eventer, and this does the job! the middle strap it a tad too long, but not bad. for $40, I was expecting less quality than I got! I wasn't sure if you were supposed to take the plastic off the fleece but it started coming off anyway. Love it!
    Date published: 2010-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase this is a fantastic partial leather breast collar - I have a large quarter / arab gelding that is hard to fit,
    Date published: 2010-10-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good value if you can get it to fit Did not fit my 16.3 hh guy. He is big boned, but full sized tack usually fits him. The strap that attaches to the girth was too long (although you could fix that) and the straps that connect to the saddle were WAY too short even on the longest setting. The leather was acceptable, and it would be a great value if you have a horse that it will fit.
    Date published: 2010-09-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for the price The Elastic Breastplate is about what I would expect at this low price. It's perfect for schooling and everyday use, and the running attachment is easy to quickly clip on or off. The leather is decent quality and has cleaned nicely and stayed supple after tough workouts, and the brown elastic really hides dirt well. Perfect fit for my 16.2 TB. The chest pad could use a little bit more fleece, and the rings are also starting to leave wear marks on the leather.
    Date published: 2010-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value I had originally ordered a more expensive breastplate that was defective when it arrived, so I ordered this one instead. I have only used it a few times but it seems to be of good quality. I had to punch new holes in the girth attachment as it was too large for my 17h thoroughbred. Fits well now that I have made those adjustments.
    Date published: 2010-08-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good purchase for price This is a good breastplate for the price..I bought this specifically to use with draw reins that attached to a breastplate. The only thing that I didn't like was that I had to make my own holes since the ones provided were in position for a very small horse...I would consider my 16 h TB an average size but I had to put in holes for the girth attachment as well as the saddle attachments. other than that I really like how easy it is to attach the clips are good quality and easy to use
    Date published: 2010-08-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from a little tight - but it was my mistake As stated in the previous reviews, the quality of the breastplate was well worth $40. It looked durable and the leather was surprisingly great quality (I would recommend oiling it first). Unfortunately it did not fit my 17hh Friesian x Paint Warmblood, BUT I should have known better. So, I immediately sent it back. I was kind of hoping it was immensely adjustable but I was dead wrong, but I'm sure it would fit every other type of medium horse.I wish it came in different sizes, and I would have just exchanged for a larger size.
    Date published: 2010-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breastplate - LOVE IT! Love it. It fits great. I should have oiled the leather first, though. Also wasn't quite sure if the plastic should come off or be left on the padding. Took it off and am delighted with the breastplate.
    Date published: 2010-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Buy Great breastplate. Fit my 17.2 hand TB with a bit of room to spare either way. Nice color and the snaps are a nice addition.
    Date published: 2010-04-17
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