Fitting the Collar

Fitting the Collar

Fitting a collar to a draft horse is one of those topics that are difficult to explain in writing. For anyone who would prefer a visual approach to learning this skill, “Fitting the Collar” is a handy online video that explains the subject well.

“Fitting the Collar” demonstrates:

  • Checking a collar to see if it fits the horse properly.
  • Putting a collar on a horse without unbuckling it (for getting back to work quickly).
  • Using a measuring tool to estimate the best collar size for your horse.
  • Measuring the actual size of a collar.

You’ll pick up more valuable information along the way, such as why it is important for each horse to have his own collar, rather than sharing collars among horses.

This is a very brief video, exceptionally clear and to the point. A must for current or future draft horse owners.

Helpful Resource

Draft Animals

Draft Animals
Our own book on draft animals covers common questions on equipping your draft horse, as well information on care, training, and other areas of importance to owners of all types of draft animals. Free sample pages are available for preview.

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.