In some equestrian disciplines it is necessary to control movement of the head carriage, managing head height via a standing or running martingale. This helps prevent injury to the rider, resulting from a horse throwing its head too high. A breastplate is another safety feature, offering reinforcement should the girth or billets break when riding. These come in a variety of styles, depending on your discipline. Fitting a martingale or breastplate correctly is essential, and special care should be taken. VioVet offers a great range of martingales and breastplates - browse our store to find the best option for you and your horse.