Historical information

The horse collar would have been used on draught horses to pull a wagon or plough on farms.

Physical description

A large vintage leather horse collar with leather straps and buckles at the bottom. It is padded possibly with straw and lined with felt, fur or animal hair. It was part of the horse harness used to distribute the load around the horse's neck and shoulders when pulling a plough or wagon. It often supports and pads a pair of curved wooden or metal hames to which the traces of the harness are attached.