|Flexible Three Pad Collar for an Ox|
Cow-harnessing in Germany, Steinmetz, 1936
World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies (TAWS)
Friday, March 4, 2011
A key feature of the three pad collar is that each side (hame) swings independent of the other, keeping it in constant contact with the for-and-aft movement of the ox's shoulders. (A work horse's non-flexible collar rests on the horse's breast which remains stationary during locomotion.)
For a more detailed description click on Harnessing and Yoking - German Harnesses for Oxen by Jörg Bremond World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies (TAWS) website.