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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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Definitely sounds like a cribbing collar. Helps to prevent them from cribbing. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.
 

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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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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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