View Full Version : German Martingale Attachment?
Dec. 29, 2009, 05:48 PM
Does such a thing exist? I have a perfectly good breastplate that I use a running attachment on. Can you get the german martingale attachment/reins the same way? Anyone know where?
Dec. 29, 2009, 06:45 PM
I had a Germ. Martingale years ago, that I was given when I was in the UK,called a Market Harborough, I believe . The reins had small 'd' rings (3 on each side), and the martingale like the running martingale had small snaps on them to attach through the bit rings to the 'd' rings. I also remember a donut where the snap straps attached to the breastplate.
I think all you'd have to do, would be take off the rings from the running, add snaps, and have 'd's' on the reins.
Not sure even if I still have mine. I will look and see if I do.
Dec. 29, 2009, 06:51 PM
I love my German but I've never seen an attachement to it ever.
Dec. 29, 2009, 07:11 PM
it seems http://www.ridgemountsaddlery.com/ makes them according. You might do well to email them about it
Jan. 1, 2010, 10:43 PM
I've been looking for the same thing....
Not gorgeous - but:
Training fork number 4 on this page if you take off the upper rings, maybe...
Jan. 2, 2010, 12:02 PM
You can buy the D ring reins http://www.vrtack.com/leather-reins-with-d-rings-p-833.html - stateline tack has some cotton web ones - then buy the round white cord at the hardware store and snaps and tie what you need. I actually prefer the cord b/c it runs better thru the bit, esp better than a cheaper German martingale set that has stiff leather. Very cheap and affordable to make your own! And it is so light weight that when you remove it you can put it in your pocket.
Jan. 2, 2010, 07:15 PM
Pony grandma that was GREAT! Cheapest I've seen the reins by themselves were mucho $$ leather!
Jan. 2, 2010, 07:57 PM
Ps - if you need attractive, it appears that NunnFiner makes them like this, altho they are pricey...Zoom the photo
And somebody on TackTrader has a pair up for sale cheap!