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post #1 of 9 Old 03-02-2020, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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"Halter" with no nose band?

Hello Horse Lovers!

There are a couple of horses at the stable where I board that wear a kind of "halter" 24/7 and I don't know what it is or what it's used for.

The "halter" only goes behind the ears/on the poll (or in one case it sits around the ears) and under the back of the cheek where the head meets the throat (is there a name for that area?). There is nothing dangling/hanging from this piece of tack.

Can anyone tell me what this piece of tack is and why a horse would wear it? Thank you so much!
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-02-2020, 03:10 PM
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Can you take a pic?

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Could it be a cribbing collar? Something like this: https://www.rods.com/small-miracle-collar.html
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That sounds like a cribbing collar.
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Definitely sounds like a cribbing collar. Helps to prevent them from cribbing. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.

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post #6 of 9 Old 03-02-2020, 05:17 PM
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Yep, I bet it's a cribbing collar. Some farms/ranches also keep a light leather collar on broodmares for identification/catching rather than a halter.
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Look something like this? These are several different styles of anti-cribbing collars..

Or are you referring to a picket line collar like seen below?

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-02-2020, 09:04 PM
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Or broodmare ID collar like this? The horse in the pic has on a regular halter and then a neck strap ID collar.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-05-2020, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! It does look like the photos of a cribbing collar! I appreciate the help!

(Not broodmares; these two are OTT geldings.)
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