The Stellar® Head Collar Story
For over 10 years, the Field Relief Muzzle Protector has been an essential part of our UV and Fly Protection range. We have always recommended that horse owners use the Muzzle Protector with a field-safe head collar. So we decided to look at head collars, and really question how we knew they were safe. For a piece of equipment we normally use every day, whether it’s in the field, to lead and tie up or to travel with, shouldn’t they all be ‘safe’?
So we decided to create our own, one that could have everything you’d want in a first-class head collar, but it’s been scientifically tested too!
- Tested in laboratory & field trials
- Release system
- Adjustable for a great fit
- Durable and weatherproof
- Long-lasting stainless steel fittings
- Comfortable padding at nose and poll
- Smart leather-look synthetic material with low maintenance
Patented Release System
As a piece of everyday equipment, we should be able to trust our horses’ head collars to be fit for purpose, but also to release in the situation of a serious incident.
Stellar® has a specially designed headpiece with adjustable press-stud fasteners and keepers on both sides of the head collar. The headpiece releases when needed to prevent injury to the soft tissue and nerves on the face, poll and neck. By moving the keeper, the force it takes for the head collar to release changes. In laboratory conditions, in position A, the head collar consistently released on average between 50-60kg. For position B, it was between 80-90kg. Ideally, position A should be used as much as possible, however if there is a situation where you need it to release at a higher force, move the keeper to position B.
This patent pending Safety Release System has been scientifically tested to provide measurable and consistent results. Thorough testing in both laboratory conditions, as well as everyday practical situations, provides the necessary balance between safe handling and horse safety.
UK Patent Application No. 2000234.1
Stellar® is made from PVC which gives it its durable and weatherproof qualities. Neoprene padding on the headpiece and nosepiece aid comfort, especially if worn for long periods of time – please note: it is not suitable for horses with a neoprene allergy. The durable stainless-steel fittings are suitable to be out in all weathers.