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improving performance
How a traditional breastplate affects the horse’s jump:
In the top image, the horse is not wearing a breastplate.
You can see from the solid red line that the trajectory of the jump forms a smooth curve over the fence.
In the bottom image, the horse is wearing a traditional breastplate. The horse makes contact with the ground (point B) much closer to the fence than in the top image (point A) making the landing phase of the jump much steeper.
Andrew Hoy Multiple Olympic Medallist
& The Blue Frontier

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