Research & Development/Design features
The unique, improved "MK3" Empathy breastplate is a careful blend of ancient and proven harness systems, with lightweight materials that combine strength, with low maintenance and maximum comfort.
Research into the ideal breastplate shape has been meticulously researched right back to the days of the charioteers of ancient Greece. Studies of load bearing areas and the horse's Skeletal and muscular anatomy have all been taken into consideration. The result is a breastplate that combines the load bearing and efficiency of a full breastplate, but with lightness and a more versatile and adjustable fitting.
The "MK3" Empathy works with the horse's conformation instead of against it, by allowing greater freedom of movement through the shoulder area, enabling the horse to pull a load with minimal restriction to limb movement or pressure on the shoulder joint.
The trace buckle now features a pivoting ring which allows a more comfortable fit across the shoulder, regardless of the line of draft.
Facilitating best possible paces and freedom of movement in any horse or pony
Hugely advantageous to animals with a low headset
Animals with shoulder lameness from strains or old injuries of stiffness to the shoulder
Horse or Ponies that tend to shorten their stride when in draft
Materials & Fittings:
In order to maintain the curved shape, it is sturdily made with a central core of Zilco strapping for maximum strength under the toughest of marathon conditions
Soft padded waffle lining on bearing surfaces of breastplate wither and martingale
Quick Release connection for traces
All Stainless Steel fittings
MK3 Empathy Breastplate set includes:
breastplate, wither strap, martingale and quick release trace fittings