Posted 2009-06-22 11:20 AM (#4124954 - in reply to #4124906) Subject: RE: Cribbing Collars: Dare vs. Miracle?
Location: Silex Missouri
We have a few cribbers and we have used several different collars. One mare wears the miracle collar but I tried it on my gelding in it wore sores on his neck because of how he is built. So, he is now wearing the dare collar. I have only had it a few days so I don't have much to say as of yet. One has the American collar on and it works on that horse and another has the old nut cracker style and it works on that horse. Each horse needs something different, just depends on the horse.
Posted 2009-06-22 11:29 AM (#4124986 - in reply to #4124906) Subject: RE: Cribbing Collars: Dare vs. Miracle?
Mine is now wearing the Dare and it will stop her. The Miracle collar would not stop her unless it was so tight that it would leave sores. She now has permanent white hair on her sorrel forhead from that collar. So far no soars from the Dare and she has had it on about a month.
Posted 2009-06-22 11:50 AM (#4125074 - in reply to #4124906) Subject: RE: Cribbing Collars: Dare vs. Miracle?
Heart of Orange
Location: At The End of The Red Dirt Road
We used a Miracle Collar on our cribber for a couple of years...it worked okay, but he still tried to crib in it at times. My son got him a Dare about 9 mos. ago and seems to like it better. No matter what kind you use, keep them oiled up so the leather is soft and they are not so likely to rub. Also, our horse pretty much just cribs on hard things like feeders and gates, etc so we don't leave it on him in the pasture. He had a muzzle on in the pasture once and tore it off on a fence post. Thank God the leather part broke so he could get loose. I can put up with him grinding down his teeth to nubbins over being dead!
Posted 2009-06-22 12:23 PM (#4125193 - in reply to #4124991) Subject: RE: Cribbing Collars: Dare vs. Miracle?
Location: I call the back seat on the short bus!!
sundog - 2009-06-22 11:30 AM We have only used the nylon strap w/velcro closure you can get one at L&W Bits for $15-$20, I think it was.
Is that where I got mine??? LOL Sounds just like it and, so far, so good. Miracle collar....have to keep too tight for me to be comfortable with it. Nylon strap works far better on this horse. It doesn't stop them completely in this horse's case but it certainly makes them not do it AS BAD.
Posted 2009-06-22 1:28 PM (#4125404 - in reply to #4124906) Subject: RE: Cribbing Collars: Dare vs. Miracle?
Location: Silex Missouri
The dare collar is heavier in the throat latch area where the flat part is so it doesn't rotate around the neck which is why you have to keep the others so tight. Mine is loose until he picks his head up to crib then the collar naturally is tighter and the flat leather piece pokes him if he tries to crib. Does that make sense?