5 pt or regular breastplate for saddle slipping....
My new TB gelding has an issue with his saddle slipping back. He is built very up hill with a very prominent wither - so my dressage saddle just refuses to stay where it should. The saddle fits pretty well, but it is a tiny bit too wide in the gullet (he is currently hollow behind the withers) but I put an memory foam pad under it and it seemed to fill it out a bit. I am hoping that once he gains about 100lbs (he is terribly thin) and builds a topline that the saddle will fit a bit better and not slide back. My Bates saddle is to big for his short back due and my other saddle is a Thorowgood Broadback so that is definitely out of the question. The rest of my saddles are for the school horses and don't fit me. :o
For now I am looking for a breastplate for him and I have no idea what to buy. I have never used one (I am extremely minimalistic when it comes to tack). :)
So for saddle slipping issues is it better to go with a 5 point or regular breastplate? Elastics or no elastics? Will the 5 point even work with a dressage saddle?