Who Is This Handsome Devil?
Our model today is my old man, Kemerton. I bought him a new fly mask this year since he hasn’t had one in a while. I also researched the best new cribbing collar on the market and purchased it for him. He had formerly tried the Miracle Collar, which did nothing but stop him from cribbing for a few days, and then that was that. He was basically just wearing it as a necklace so we gave up on that
Kemerton is a professional cribber. Having spent his younger days on the racetrack, by the time I got him, cribbing was an ingrained obsession.
Given the chance, he will basically crib on anything. Fences, water troughs, water buckets, the stall bars. I have even seen him try to crib on his lead line. Worst of all when he grabs on to my sleeve or something to crib.
Let’s just say, if they had a show like “Intervention” for horses, we would have to put Kemerton on it, because he needs cribbing rehab.
The Dare Cribbing Collar
The main difference from other cribbing collars I have tried in the past is that the piece that goes under the chin is much bigger.
It is like a block with rounded edges as you can see from the pictures above. This is what does the trick and keeps him from cribbing. Once adjusted properly it stays in position. Which is a problem I have had with other cribbing collars. They definitely weren’t going to work if they were spun around sideways!
It comes with removable fleece covering for the crown piece. Which is nice, it can be easily washed.
No Rub Marks!
This cribbing collar does not leave any rub marks. It has not rubbed any of his hair off of under his chin or the top of his head behind his ears, which tells me it must be comfy!
I’m Sold On This Cribbing Collar
I would recommend it to anyone with a cribber. If it can stop my hardcore cribber after cribbing all his life, it’s safe to say it should work well for other horses too.
Comfort Fit Fly Mask
As you can see in the cribbing collar pictures Kemerton is wearing a fly mask. This is the Professional’s choice comfort fit fly mask.
This fly mask pulls on with no zipper or Velcro. In my experience the zippers and Velcro pieces are what typically fails on the fly masks. Once they start to go the horse can get the mask off with no problem.
Mesh Over Eyes and Ears
The mesh over the horses eyes and ears is very soft and lightweight. Our horses eat off of a hay round in the field, occasionally a little hay will get stuck in the mesh. Not enough that I think it is cause for concern.
I think with the mesh they use over the eyes and ears it is much more comfortable than other fly masks I have used in the past that are very stiff and rigid. They don’t feel comfortable at all.
I also think the type of mesh they use seems to allow for the horses to have good visibility even at night.
Fun Colors and Patterns
These fly masks come in fun colors and patterns. Kemerton is wearing the unicorn as you can see from the pictures. Since purple is his color and to me he my unicorn.
My other horse Finn also wears one of these fly masks. It has worked great for him as well. He wears plain purple.
I just today ordered two more of them so that I can have masks to switch to when the other is in the wash. I ordered a super cute sloth pattern as well as a really cool bright colored pattern called sunburst! Let’s just say my horses are styling!
Wear Did I Purchase The Collar And Fly Masks?
Amazon of course! Where else does anybody buy anything these days?!
The cribbing collar was $80 and change. The fly masks were both around $20. There is some price variation when it comes to the different patterns and solids.
In my opinion both products are well worth the money! So if you are in the market for a cribbing collar or a fly mask, you should at least check these out. I think you will be happy with them!