Meaning of breast collar in English:

breast collar


  • A thick chest strap which forms part of a horse's harness, often used instead of an ordinary collar on horses pulling lightweight or show vehicles.

    ‘Riders have recourse to tighter cinching or to more tack, such as breast collars.’
    • ‘Local businesses and citizens graciously sponsor High Point buckles and breast collars.’
    • ‘Made of mule-harness breechings, early breast collars turned up in California at an event in the early 1900s.’
    • ‘The horses threw their weight into their breast collars, rearing and plunging to accelerate the lifeboat into the water.’
    • ‘In addition, they use breast collars or martingales when in fact none are ever seen in older period photographs.’