Dever Classic Standing Martingale features Quality English Leather with stainless steel fittings. The aim of the Standing Martingale is to prevent the horse from raising its head too high. It attaches to the girth & passes between the horses front legs & fastens up to the back of the noseband.
The elastic is black or brown to match the leather, it is double thickness for strength, and offers slight flex in the martingale body.
Pony-Cob consisting of a 1/2" neck strap and a second body strap, 1" wide
Cob-Full consisting of a 5/8" neck strap and a second body strap, 1" wide
Black or Brown Leather
Classic Standing Martingale With Elastic Inserts
Leather should been cleaned and conditioned regularly to keep it supple and to prolong its life. Here are some useful tips on how to maintain your bridlework:-
i) Always apply leather conditioner several times before using new tack, this will soften and protect the leather before use.
ii) Remove sweat and grime everytime the bridlework is used, using a slightly damp sponge or cloth.
iii) Re-apply leather conditioner as necessary, climate and use effect this, like watering a plant too much is as bad as too little!
iv) Depending how often you ride, you will need to dismantle your bridle completely for a thorough cleaning periodically. This will involve using leather cleaner (not saddle soap) and the re-application of conditioner.
v) Check the stitching and billets regularly, paying particular attention to where the bit is attached to the bridle at the reins and the cheek pieces, any wear should be repaired, or replaced by a reputable saddler immediately.