This western style breast collar features six new solid-brass sleigh bells. Four bells are size #3 (1 1/4"). The center bell on each shoulder is slightly larger -- a size #5 (1 5/8" diameter).
The solid brass bells have a classic "petal" design. They will make a pleasant music that announces your presence in a parade or trail ride without being annoying.
The breast collar will be made with bridle leather in your choice of black, dark brown, or medium brown. View colors...
The breast collar is sized to fit many average-size horses and large ponies wearing western-style tack. Click "See more images" to view a slender Rocky Mountain horse and a sturdy Norwegian Fjord wearing these bells.
The lining of each shoulder strap is laced onto the bell strap using an attractive, durable design that originated in the mid-1800s. The chest strap and shoulder straps are stitched onto the center ring.
The breast collar shown has the following lengths, as measured from the center of the breast-collar ring to the end of each strap:
- Shoulder strap going up to the saddle: Adjusts from 23 to 29 inches including the snap
- Chest strap going down to the girth: Adjusts from 17 to 23 inches including the snap
- If you do not want to use the snap, subtract 3 inches from the lengths given above.
- Allow 1 to 2 inches of slack for a trim but not tight fit on your horse
English riders: Your girth may not have a dee to snap to, like a western cinch does. Instead, you may have to remove the snap and loop the chest strap over the girth. Measure your horse from the center of his chest to the back edge of the girth.
Snaps are included to fasten the breast collar to the dees on a western-style saddle and cinch. The snaps can be easily removed if they will not work with your tack.
Strap will be made with solid brass buckles and hardware and new solid-brass petal bells, all with a gold finish, and durable bridle leather in your choice of black, dark brown, or medium brown. View colors... More about our bells...
Sold per each. Made to order -- allow about 3 weeks for us to make this item.