#550 All Leather Irish Collar:
This collar is special made for the logger or super heavy working horse.
Made from high quality top grade leather back and rim.
The chrome oil tanned facing (black)- will not absorb sweat.
It is lock stitched with a heavy nylon thread.
The outer edge and Hame bed is laced with a strong oil tanned lacing in brown.
The top has a lever fastener.
Sizes are available in 18" through 32" in a half sweeney as illustrated.
These collars are made in the USA by Amish craftsmen.
Shipping on collars: When shipping a collar, it requires an over sized box. Due to this we can ship 2 collars for the same price. Please give us a call us @740-892-3045 or e-mail us @ [email protected] for the correct shipping cost.
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, Measure 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 are pit). This has been giving us the collar size within an inch or so.
HOW TO FIT A COLLAR TO A HORSE:
If it 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 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 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 inside, to pass through freely.