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The neck strap is a gfs saddle for sale useful piece of equipment for any rider, and one which makes the pony’s life a good deal more comfortable. It is fitted in the same place as the collar of a carriage horse. If the rider feels insecure in the saddle, going over a jump, for example, he can hang onto it instead of damaging the pony’s mouth by pulling the reins hard. At its simplest a neck strap is no more than a spare stirrup leather buckled round the pony’s neck through neck straps are available which have a strap to the pony’s gfs saddle for sale girth. This prevents the neck strap from dropping forward round the pony’s ears when grazing. Any neck strap should be fitted loosely round the pony’s neck, both for the animal’s comfort and so that the rider can take hold of it quickly and easily.
A martingale also provides the gfs saddle for sale rider with a neck strap, though this is not its prime function. The ‘standing’ martingale is the most common and useful time. It consists of essentially a strap, buckled at one end to a vacesson noseband (never to a dropped noseband) and at the other to the pony’s girth. On the way it passes between the pony’s forelegs and through a neck strap. The standing martingale prevents a pony from tossing the head in the air and banging the rider in the face, and stops the animal gfs saddle for sale carrying the head so high that control becomes difficult.
The standing martingale should be adjusted so that it does not come into play until the pony has raised the head above the normal gfs saddle for sale level. As a pony goes over a big fence, or makes an effort to regain balance after slipping or stumbling, the animal may need to stretch out both head and neck. It is sometimes difficult to adjust the martingale so that it serves its purpose without restricting the pony unduly. The ‘running’ martingale, which is very similar, except that it is attached by running rings to the reins and not to the bridle, does not restrict the animal in the same way, though it is less effective for gfs saddle for sale controlling a chronic head-in-the-air. A most useful – near essential – adjunct to either martingale is a short, thick, rubber band, available cheaply from any saddler. This is put diagonally around the slot in the neck strap through which the martingale strap passes. It prevents the strap hanging loose between the pony’s forelegs. This looks untidy and is more uncomfortable for the animal, which could also get a foot caught in the gfs saddle for sale straps.
The gfs saddle for sale is the most expensive item of a pony’s tack: it is often the hardest to fit, too. It is more comfortable for the rider to sit in a saddle than on the pony’s bare back, and the saddle also provides attachment for the stirrups. A further and most important function of the saddle is to keep the rider’s weight off of the pony’s spine. To do this it is constructed on a frame work or ‘tree’, formerly made of wood but nowadays of metal, which has a central arch over the pony’s backbone. The weight is carried on the gfs saddle for sale padding, or ‘lining’ which rests on the thick muscles on either side of the spine.
A saddle which is too wide for the pony will hang on the spine like a Christmas card over a piece of string and nasty sores will sit up – particularly at the front – and will pinch a pony’s withers.