One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘Local businesses and citizens graciously sponsor High Point buckles and breast collars.’
- ‘In addition, they use breast collars or martingales when in fact none are ever seen in older period photographs.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Riders have recourse to tighter cinching or to more tack, such as breast collars.’
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