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20th May 2007, 08:51 PM
empathy collar? anyone tried it or got one, any comments. Im thinking of buying one.
21st May 2007, 08:42 AM
Never used one.
21st May 2007, 09:12 AM
what is it?
21st May 2007, 09:26 AM
It's one of these >http://www.carriagedrivingessentials.com/index.php?pg=11
Scroll down to the second picture
Thanks for editing that Wally just about to do it myself I'd linked the page to the larger pic with no text
21st May 2007, 05:28 PM
I use them and I wouldn't go back to an ordinary breast collar.
They fee up the shoulder, reducing strain, they free up the windpipe!
I noticed the difference of my horses way of going as soon as I switched over. They tired less, they could extend more freely. They are especialy useful for shetlands or horses with a narrow line of draft.
They are a product that a lot of research has gone in to and they make the normal breast collars seem numb and not thought out very well.
26th May 2007, 07:56 PM
def not go back to an ordinary breast collar - Taz has quite a low head carriage and shallow chest , the empathy frees up her shoulder and gives neck lots room too.
we love it
26th May 2007, 09:46 PM
Might be an idea for the Shetlands for exercise.
They have so little room for manouvre, little room between wind pipe and shoulder.
28th May 2007, 06:04 PM
I have seen several shetties with them in the driving trials wally ... . look so ickle compared to Taz's :D . Only thing if you want polypads, havent seen any shaped for them , I'm making my own :)
7th Jun 2007, 06:38 AM
Empathy collars are a great asset to any driving yard !
10th Jun 2007, 03:19 PM
There is a better design though "Campton harness". This one called the Freedom collar..is better for both low and normal draft.
The Empthy collare works best on only the low draft. And does not work at all well with the smaller Shetlands and mini's.
I bought an Freedom collar..awhile back and hope to be able to try it out soon. I know it will help Maggie pull better.
If anyone is interested..here is the link
10th Jun 2007, 03:21 PM
Ive seen the smpathy collar before and horses seem alot looser and free-er in them. they dont look as restraining as normal ones...
11th Jun 2007, 01:57 PM
these harness's look very good quality ShariN
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