Collar Carriage, Driving -for Mini, Pony, Mule or Horse
#310 Buggy Collar: Shown Below.
This collar is an excellent choice for your mini, pony, mule or horse, whether you need to pull your cart, carriage or buggy. A High quality top grain black leather is used on the back and rim. The Face is chrome oil tanned and will not absorb sweat. It is lock stitched with heavy nylon thread and has a lever top. These collars are professionally made by Amish craftsmen here in Ohio.
Sizes available are 9" through 24".
#350 All Purpose Collar: Shown above.
This collar is the choice for light work or everyday carriage services. A great selection for the Haflinger horse. A High quality top grain black leather is used on the back and rim. The Face is chrome oil tanned and will not absorb sweat. It is lock stitched with heavy nylon thread and has a lever top.
These collars are professionally made by Amish craftsmen here in Ohio.
Sizes available are 16" through 24".
Special order Russet Brown collars: add 25% and take 5 to 7 days to make.
How to measure a horse for a collar:
The old way is to take 2 straight edges place 1 on top of neck and 1 on bottom of neck parallel to the shoulder blade, measuring between the 2 straight edges in a straight line. This should give you a close measurement for a collar.
The new way: (I was told about this from a harness maker in England) Measure the circumference (widest spot on the horses front leg, usually under the arm pit). This has been giving us the collar size within a inch or so.
How to fit a collar to a horse:
If a collar is not properly fitted to the horse, it is sure to make him sore. Therefore it is necessary to use the greatest care in selecting the proper shape and size of the collar. The Illustration below shows you how a collar should be fitted. If care is taken in fitting the collar and adjusting the Hames so the Hame tug comes over center of the draft, you have eliminated all the trouble of sore necks or shoulders and the horse will work with ease and comfort.
When fitting a horse with a collar there should not be any more space between the horse's neck and throat of the collar than will allow your fingers, when laid flat on the inside, to pass through freely.