Breeching is essentially part of the braking system for the harness. It is fitted around the rear end of the horse. As the horse slows, it uses the breeching to provide a means with which to hold the vehicle from running on.
Breeching is not generally used on leader horses (in tandem or team), as this function is taken care of by the wheeler horses. Some drivers also choose not to use breeching where the vehicle is very light and/or has very efficient braking systems - particularly on modern vehicles with disk brakes.
SL Sportz breeching has a single hip strap. It features an adjustable set and hip strap for more versatility across a range of pony conformations. The breeching seat is 40mm (1 1/2") wide and padded with soft ant-gall material, while the hip strap is 19mm (3/4") wide.
Seat Length: Adjustable from 87cm (34 1/4") to 117cm (46") - including rings Hip Strap Length: Adjustable from 75cm (29 1/2") to 117cm (47 3/4") Shetland Size