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so when looking for another bay I run across things in auction listings ads etc. what is "all trot" "straight trot" etc are they meaning the horse is a STB and gaited or what?

Michael Sills says 2015-10-21 21:47:20 (CST)

And while im at it. I know this video is from Belgium but what kind of collar is this in the video and why don't we see them around here?

if that one don't work hopefully this one will its from the top of the page

3 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Klaus Karbaumer says 2015-10-27 10:31:06 (CST)

You pose two questions and I think your answer to the first one is correct.
The question about the collar's name I cannot answer since I do not speak Flemish , but one can easily see in the video why the collar is so practical. Here in the States we have collars that open on top, which are also quite practical for horses( or mules for that matter) which do not like to have the collar pushed over their faces. To fasten the buckles on these types of collars may be a bit more inconvenient especially with taller animals than the Belgian collar.
You also ask why these types of collars are not available here, that probably is a matter of tradition and also of attitude: There seems to be a certain amount of resistance against adopting harnessing methods coming from abroad , a case in point is the yoke for oxen as contrasted with other , more animal friendly harnesses developed in Germany during the 19th century.

3 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Michael Sills says 2015-10-27 17:20:25 (CST)

Thanks Klaus I sure would like to get my hands on a set to try they are very nice looking and seem well built and I could only guess fairly comfortable.

3 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

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