Confidence - Partnership - Performance
Whether early in your riding career or competing at élite level, the Click & Connect Neck Strap is designed for you by a British International Event Rider and British Horse Society Accredited Professional Coach (Level3), developed from decades working with horses and riders of all ages and abilities from those taking their first steps to Olympians.
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.
Half-halt with the Click & Connect Neck Strap to train your horse to develop better self-carriage and less reliance on the reins; use it as a neck/shoulder-reining tool to positively guide your horse when breaking in, mounting, past spooks, over ditches and skinnies or for better balance when he's feeling fresh; and help yourself maintain your position rather than holding the neck strap defensively.
Click & Connect
What every rider wants;
What every horse deserves.
Scenario 1: Confidence
Should you accidentally lose balance and snatch the rein, you could turn a drama into a crisis as the horse is frightened by the snatch, throws his head, and runs away.
A quick link of your finger around the Click & Connect Neck Strap aids your stability and security while allowing the horse freedom of the rein.
Scenario 2: Relaxation
Mounting can be a time of anticipation for horse and rider.
Reassure your horse and yourself by taking hold of your Click & Connect Neck Strap. In improving both horse and rider balance it’ll help you cope should your horse continue to be jumpy while over time the pressure on the horse’s neck will encourage him to stand more quietly.
Scenario 3: Trust
Your horse is convinced there’s a threat in the bushes. You can’t drop the rein to let him look for fear he’ll turn and run.
Pop a hand on the Click & Connect Neck Strap to keep you secure so you can then give him freedom of the rein to look, learn and earn mutual trust.
Scenario 4: Improving self-carriage
Your horse likes to lean on the rein.
By applying gentle pressure on the Click & Connect Neck Strap the horse is encouraged to lift up through the base of his neck, and it also helps the rider to move his upper body up and back, so teaching the horse to develop self-carriage from the rider’s body aids and reduce reliance on the bridle.
Scenario 5: Be ready for the big leap
He's dithering to jump the ditch but if you held a traditional neck strap you'd be stuck in a defensive, backwards position while trying to kick him forwards.
With the Click & Connect Neck Strap you can encourage him from a forward seat and be ready for whatever leap - in whatever direction - he takes!
Scenario 6: Bucking
Whether he's bucking for fun on pride or anger or fear, his head will likely disappear. Pull on the reins and it buries even deeper, and as you lean back you'll also likely be ejected further.
With the Click & Connect Neck Strap you can pull on it to lift his forehand and keep his neck long and free; plus ride him forwards in more forward seat to ride out/push through those bucks!
Scenario 7: Shoulder control
Wish you had an extra pair of invisible hands to control your horse's shoulders -whether wobbly youngster, stiff senior or working on your lateral work or improving accuracy with skinny fences.
Now the Click & Connect Neck Strap can be that guide, helping control the shoulders.
Scenario 8: Running out
Eek! He's running out but if you pull him towards the fence with the inside rein he''ll lose his shoulder and drift out further.
Now the neck strap can guide the shoulder or, keep his head free to look with a longer rein and use the Click & Connect Neck Strap to actually directly guide him to the fence.
Secnario 9: Wobbly hands or lost stirrups
You want to improve your balance but need a help to get a better connection with your horse.
Click the Click & Connect Neck Strap to the pommel D rings to allow you to use the connectors to steady your hands or help you gain a deeper seat or regain your lost stirrups - without needing to reach to the neck strap itself which will take you out of dressage posture. Or, when in forward seat, use the neck strap itself to keep you steady without fear of it flying up towards his ears... it's connected after all!