The Express Driving Collar is Brodhead’s very best driving collar. It is a very heavy duty, full grain, driving collar. Very firm. This collar has been upgraded by using all veg-tan leather. It is even more firm and has a little more draft.
The Like all of our Collars, the Express is an American made collar. Made individually, by American craftsmen, using traditional methods, equipment and quality materials.
It has the outside seam in-sewn with a 1/2″ strip of leather to protect the thread. This is a Full Face, 14″ with a lever closure.
Please measure carefully for your collar size.
How to Measure for a Collar:
- Use a collar measuring tool or make your own tool using two carpenter’s squares (L shaped rulers) or L shaped cardboard cutouts. Overlap the long sides of the two rulers or cutouts forming what looks like a letter C or one vertical side of a collar.
- Place measuring tool on the animal as if it were one vertical side of the collar. Place it just where you want the collar to sit on the animal at the wither and below the airway. Grip the tool so it won’t slip as you remove it. Be sure the two parts do not slip; then measure from the top to the bottom on the inside. That will be your collar size.
- Look from the front at your horse’s neck. You will be able to shape of the animal’s neck and determine the (sweeny) for the collar. Average, straight necks, i.e. thoroughbred, standardbred are FULL FACE. Necks that are wider at the bottom than the top, i.e. quarter horse, fjord, halflinger, most average drafts are HALF SWEENY. Necks that are heavy and thick all the way up are FULL SWEENY. Mules and Donkeys have their own special shaped collars. Their necks are flatter on the sides and more straight than horses.