Hopple Accessories

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Zilco Buxton One Sided Spreader - $208.90
Zilco Buxton One Sided Spreader - $208.90

A good option for horses that hit one side. This model features a buxton breastplate with wide ,anti-rub wither strap

Zilco Single Spreader - $88.20
Zilco Single Spreader - $88.20

Single spreader to suit the buxton with one leg spreader, either as a replacement or to convert to a two leg spreader.

Neoprene Bloomers - $180.00
Neoprene Bloomers - $180.00

Neoprene covered bloomers.

LEG PROTECTORS - $140.00
LEG PROTECTORS - $140.00

Neoprene protection for legs.Great for horses that chaff or with soft skin.

Protecto Go-Straight - $280.00
Protecto Go-Straight - $280.00

These go straights work by pushing out the elbow, which will allow the horse to go wider with less chance of hitting their knees, shins and legs. $280.00

Goer Straightener - $168.90
Goer Straightener - $168.90

Goer Straighteners are designed particularly for horses who are narrow through the chest and provide an alternative to Bar Spreaders. Like Bar Spreaders, the Goer Straighteners assist in keeping the legs wider while racing so that the horse does not knock its knees or otherwise interfere with keeping a straight stride. They are made from tubing that has been reinforced with strong nylong webbing, which gives a cushioned effect when used on the horse without any loss of strength.

Hind Leg Spreader - $126.60
Hind Leg Spreader - $126.60

This is used to help widen the gait behind. It is used for square trotters who travel too straight behind, or pacers who tend to crossfire. The foam covered core fits between the back legs. The two straps clip to dees on each side of the saddle, with the single strap attaching into the crupper. Care should be taken to keep the foam clean to help avoid chafing. Black

Guiders - $144.00
Guiders - $144.00

Like Bar Spreaders, Guiders are designed particularly for horses who are narrow through the chest and provide an alternative to Bar Spreaders. They assist in keeping the legs wider while racing so that the horse does not knock its knees or otherwise interfere with keeping a straight stride. The foam covered loops are placed around the front legs and sit at the top in the elbow. They are fastened to the shafts of the sulky, thus providing support to the leg.

Bar Spreaders - $120.80
Bar Spreaders - $120.80

Bar Spreaders are designed particularly for horses who are narrow through the chest. The foam covered loops are placed around the front legs and sit at the top in the elbow. They are either fastened to the shaft of the sulky, or can also be hung over the wither with the use of a Neck Support, which provides a little bit more upward lift. Spreaders assist in keeping the legs wider while racing so that the horse does not knock its knees or otherwise interfere with keeping a straight stride.

Bar Spreaders - $151.40
Bar Spreaders - $151.40

Made with thicker foam.

Neck Support for Spreaders $29.90
Neck Support for Spreaders $29.90

The Neck Support is used in conjuction with Bar Spreaders. It is essentially a "carrier" to hold the spreaders up on the horse in the event that the trainer has not chosen to connect them to the sulky. The strap of the bar spreaders loops through the ring at either end of the neck support, while the support itself rests over the wither of the horse. It is padded for greater comfort.

Hopple Shortener Extensions - $15.90
Hopple Shortener Extensions - $15.90

These straps are used in conjuction with Cords & Pins. The Hopple Shotener Extensions are buckled into the hopple connecting straps, and the pins are inserted. This shortens the hopples for the beginning of the race to prevent the horse from breaking gait. Each strap measures 20cm Sold as a Pair

Cords and Pins - $19.90
Cords and Pins - $19.90

A Hopple Shortener Extension is buckled into the connecting strap buckle, with the pin fed through to hold it in place. This shortens the hopples for the beginning of the race to prevent the horse from breaking gait. The PVC covered cord goes back to the sulky with a hand loop for the driver. When the driver is satisfied that the horse is balanced in its gait, the cord is pulled to release the pins and the hopples are immediately lengthened, allowing the horse to lengthen its stride.

Elastic Hopple Shorteners
Elastic Hopple Shorteners

Made from heavy duty elastic with Zilco strapping ends and stainless steel buckles. The straps are attached to the hopples next to the hopple connecting straps. They are adjusted to be shorter than the connecting straps, so that the horse "feels" the hopples, but the elastic allows the horse to stride out to the connecting strap length. This setup is designed to encourage the horse to become better balanced in his gait. Short (30cm) - Pair $50.90 Long (40cm) - $50.90

Hopple Connecting Straps
Hopple Connecting Straps

As the name suggests, connecting straps are designed to connect the front and rear hopples on the same side. These are made from Zilco's well known synthetic strapping, feature stainless steel fittings & edge stitching, and are measured from end of buckle to end of strap. All sizes have generous adjustment to ensure an optimum fit. Short - 137cm (54") - $50.90 Standard - 155cm (62") - $55.60 Long - 180cm (72) - $58.60

Middle Carry Strap AUS/NZ  $34.70
Middle Carry Strap AUS/NZ $34.70

The Middle Carry Strap (or Hanger) sits over the horse's back. It is generally buckled to the uptugs on the rear of the foreleg hopples, but can also be used on the front uptugs of the rear hopples, depending on the trainer's preferred configuration.

Plain Carry Strap AUS/NZ $27.00
Plain Carry Strap AUS/NZ $27.00

The Plain Carry Strap (or Hanger) sits over the horse's back. It is buckled into the uptugs of the hopples according to the trainer's preferred configuration. When used as a rear carry strap, it simply feeds through the keepers of the crupper backstrap to hold it in place.

Zilco Full Set Carriers - $61.40
Zilco Full Set Carriers - $61.40

NZ style carry straps.

Front Carry Strap AUS/NZ - $30.00
Front Carry Strap AUS/NZ - $30.00

The Front Carry Strap (or Hanger) sits over the horse's wither. It buckles up across the chest, and the ends are attached to the front uptugs of the foreleg hopples.

Back Carriers - $25.00
Back Carriers - $25.00

Available in Blue, red, white, yellow, green and orange

NZ Style Rear Spreader Carry Strap
NZ Style Rear Spreader Carry Strap

$25.00 The Rear Spreader Carry Strap (or Hanger) sits over the horse's back. It is buckled into the rear uptugs of the hind hopples. It has an inbuilt triangle spreader to hold the straps in a more direct line down each side of the tail to the hopple uptugs.

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