French Style Cribbing Strap
I have a gelding who has wind sucked for years, and he's always had a miracle collar, since that would rub horribly I got this to see if it was any better, I liked it alot, and for about a month it worked really well, however about a week ago I went out and he was doing it and making the noise, meaning he could get air in his stomach! (they get too much air into their stomach=they colic) so I immediately put his miracle collar back on, since he's a 14.3 morgan this fit him on the 2nd to last hole for about 2 weeks, then the last hole until it was unusable.
overall, if you can afford to replace it every two months, or you have a LARGE horse you're better off buying a miracle collar and a few sets of fleeces to stop rubs until they start sizing it for cob/full/oversize horses.
April 3, 2013
Excellent Solution for Cribbers
I was very unsure about this collar. I had seen it on other horses and it never looked like it stayed in place which worried me when it came to rubs. I had been using the Miracle Collar for two and a half years but kept having to replace them because after a while, no matter how well I'd clean them, they would rub my poor pony's head raw. They were expensive to replace so often so I went for the French Style collar and I love it! It's easy to put on, no matter how much he moves his head while I do it, and it hasn't actually turned out of place or rubbed him. And as for cribbing he's not even trying with this collar on. I absolutely love it.
March 29, 2013
Works Well and Looks Nice
This collar has been working great for my cribber! The nicest thing is that it doesn't rub or pinch. All the other collars I've tried rubbed even with all the fuzz I could fit on them (my horse is not sensitive). This collar does run large and did take a week or so for my horse to stop putting his head down and shaking it, which made the collar spin around and require constant adjusting. Now there is no issue. It's quite durable also considering; when left hanging on his stall once while I was brushing him; he grabbed it and stomped on it! French collar is far less noticeable than any of the other collars and the leather is quality. You can't beat the price either!
December 24, 2012
A decent cribbing strap
I have a very persistent cribber and have tried everything on him. Although this didn't fix it completely, it did cut down on the severity of it. It's very sturdy (although the keeper broke after a few months), and a great price. I found that when he'd put his head down it would rotate around his neck sometimes.
Worth a try at this price though!
November 15, 2012
Works on our very dedicated cribber
This is my second time purchasing this collar. The first collar's buckle came off after about 1 year. This cribbing strap works, but it runs very large. I really wish they sold a cob size, This collar is sized for a jumbo. For our 15 hand Arabian, I have to trim the leather on the strap and punch several new holes in the strap. I also take a hammer and reshap the metal to have a slighty wider U for the airway and bit snugger fit around the neck so that it fits the curves of my horse so that there are no gaps when his head is in a natural upright position. After my modifications he wont crib with the collar on and it does not make him sore. The miracle collar rubs him raw on the forehead and the Dare makes him sore under the jaw.
November 8, 2012
Surprisingly, It Worked!
I tried the metal "nutcracker" collar, Miracle Collar, Chew Stop and finally resorted to the French Style Collar. I was skeptical at how simple it looks and how cheap it is, but was so impressed at how well it works. After two years, it's still doing it's job and I will occasionally see my mare make an attempt to crib and give up after a try or two. The thickness is essential to halting the cribbing ability. The only cons are that it was huge for her. All this implies, however, was a minor inconvenience. I cut off the end of the strap and added two extra holes (over the years I have added about 3-4 holes total, since leather stretches). But it's far worth the 2 minutes it takes to cut and punch. Also, it does turn on the neck. It has not once caused rubbing or any soreness/irritation, but it slips clockwise throughout the day. Doesn't seem to make a difference with how effective and comfortable it is.
August 29, 2012