This is the American-made Comfy Fit Deluxe Breast Collar, designed for the Comfy Fit harness. The Deluxe Breast Collar is part of our best-selling, most comfortable harness, specially designed with both the drivers and your animal’s comfort in mind. Like the harness the Deluxe Breast Collar is available in several linings and with stainless or brass hardware. Brass hardware is not kept in stock and will require 2-3 weeks depending on how busy the shop is. Parts with brass hardware are also not returnable.
When combined with a Comfy Fit neck strap and false martingale, this breast collar may be used with any harness which has buckle-in traces. Comfy Fit deluxe breast collars have a deeper curve at the neck and a higher cut at the shoulder to allow more airway clearance and freedom of shoulder movement for animals with a higher shoulder action.
The deluxe breast collar works wonderfully to offer freedom of shoulder movement and is the breast collar of choice for drivers who compete in CDEs, drive off-road in a variety of terrains, zoom around obstacles, race, etc. We recommend that the standard Comfy Fit neck strap be used with the deluxe breast collar because it allows for height adjustment for the line of reins. The padded martingale should also be used to hold the breast collar in place.
Deluxe breast collars come with:
- Extra soft padding and up-tugs for neck strap
- Trace buckles which are each proportional to the size breast collar ordered.
- Your choice of matte or patent finish on the top.
- Stainless Steel or brass hardware. Brass hardware is available as a special order but is not returnable.
- Your choice of black or russet leather padding/lining or black or brown carefree padding.
- Sizes are carefully engineered and guaranteed to fit.
Options include swivel trace buckles and/or pair D’s to use with pair harness.
The Deluxe breast collar is cut lower than a standard curved breast collar to avoid airway constriction. It is also cut higher over the shoulder to allow freedom of shoulder movement. The last part of the collar curves down and flares to provide a wider base of contact as it curves around the shoulder. The Deluxe Breast Collar stops farther forward than the standard curved breast collar to avoid pinching the horse between the girth and the end of the collar while turning for moving fast.
The Deluxe is generally not the first choice for Mini Donkeys and Mules. We make a curved Breast Collar especially for them that comes as part of the standard comfy fit harness for mini donkeys/mules.
Here is a link to an excellent post by Pat Weeks about breast collars for minis https://chimacumtack.com/whats-the-best-breast-collar-for-a-mini/
Deluxe collars are available in sizes from Mini thru Draft. The length is measured end to end straight across the middle of the breast collar. Deluxe Collars should always be used with Martingales to help hold them in place.
Mini A 27.5″ Mini B, C and Shetland 28.5″, Pony 36″
Cob/Horse 34″ Large Horse 39″ Draft 45″
All of our our harness is American made by craftsmen using traditional methods and contemporary materials. Our harness is guaranteed to fit and perform.