RING CRUPPER

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RING CRUPPER

69.00

The RING CRUPPER is a must for galloping down very steep hills. It literally stops the weight of the rider pushing the saddle up onto the horse’s neck — not a good place to be at good downhill speed. The crupper attaches to a bar built into the tree of most Australian stock saddles. They can also be threaded through a coach bracket (or breastplate bracket) that can be screwed to the base of the cantle on, say, an English saddle that never comes with a crupper bar (for some strange reason). The buckle on the horse’s head side of the ring is for adjusting shortness to the crupper. A crupper is correctly fitted when a closed fist can be placed between the adjustment strap and the rump of the horse. The second buckle is for making it easy to get the “dock” under the tail. Contrary to popular belief, ALL horses get used to a crupper in ten minutes or less. Strangely, the concept does not wear so easily on people. They THINK this will bother the horse, or mule. It does not. Our crupper has a carefully padded, shaped and rounded dock to make it a comfortable fit under the tail. Cruppers are necessary on most mules, because of the low withers and straight back. But if the mule figures out how to “mast” the tail, and spit the crupper, then a breaching is necessary. Cruppers are an excellent idea on horses ridden at high speed on rough country. Colors come in brown, with brass fittings. or black with nickle fittings.

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