Permitted for British Dressage, British Show Jumping, British Eventing and The Pony Club, the Click & Connect Neck Strap from Salute Equestrian is specifically designed to meet the FEI Ruling 2019 ‘Neck straps if used on cross-country must be attached either to the breastplate or the saddle’.
Connecting the neck strap prevents risk of it falling forward, preventing a potentially fatal injury.
However, connection also prevents rotation and can give shoulder proprioception turning the 'Oh Heck Strap' into a training and performance aid.
Here we have some scenarios to envisage and why not scroll down for more illustrated features...
Scenario 1: Confidence
Scenario 2: Relaxation
Scenario 3: Trust
Scenario 4: Improving self-carriage
|the neck strap can't fall forward and so there's no risk of your horse getting caught in it whether grazing, pecking after a fence or bucking|
|long connectors to the girth offer shoulder stability for the horse meaning that should he spook or spin he's reassured and it helps break the cycle of anxiety for both horse.... and rider|
|the neck strap stays in the perfect place for you to hold, for security.. not matter what his antics!|
|the slimline leather is easy to hold - reducing the risk of dropping your reins!|
fitting the neck strap over his neck rather than disturbing the headd or ears helps many a head shy or ear-sensitive horse and aids quick fit and release at home or in competition
|give your horse the best start to your ride. Mounting holding the connected neck strap helps you avoid catching him in the mouth and the shoulder support helps encourage the horse to stand still|
|the neck strap helps prevent you catching him in the mouth when in forward seat or jumping, leading to a happier horse... and rider.|
|the neck strap stays in place which means you can ride in forward seat and encourage your horse past that spook or over that ditch without resorting to a defensive, negative seat... and then not be left behind when he leaps! long connectors to the girth have been likened to 'long lines' across his shoulders, encouraging him to stay straight and positive, reassuringly hugged by the connectors.|
|connection negates the need for a strap between the horse's front legs as in a hunting, 3-point or 5-point breastplate. This means the horse has maximum freedom of movement through the shoulder to jump cleanly or move more expressively.|
|rebalancing the horse with the neck strap or connectors to the pommel helps teach him to lift up from the base of his neck, lighten his forehand, engage his hind quarters and improve cadence. Especially useful for bit-sensitive horses that tend to overbend and get tense in their back.|
|long connectors to the girth help stabilise his shoulders - reducing his tendency to tilt in lateral work, lose a shoulder on a circle or turn as a young horse, run out from fences or skinnies, and reduce his tendency to tilt in lateral work such as shoulder in or half pass, or canter pirouettes!|
|shoulder security of the connectors to the girth helps act like longlines across his shoulders encouraging him forward and straight, helping to prevent falling in or out on a turn, running out from a fence or losing his straightness on the centre line|