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Dear John Your collar arrived last week all the way across the world to Namibia!

(And caused a lot of interest for customs! I was trying to explain what it was so they could decide how to tax it) I have finally grasped how the collar is supposed to work in terms of 'natural horsemanship' that increasing pressure slowly and with sensitivity and this in time will just make wind sucking an unpleasant thing to do.

 I am so happy to tell you that I am only on day 4 of having the collar on and for 1.5 days now I have not seen him sucking once. He still goes to the pole and I can see he is thinking about it but ends up turning away or just licking the pole and then he decides to leave it! I never in anyway saw this collar as a quick fix (if there was we would not have any wind suckers in the first place!) I saw it as a weaning off process that I will take slowely and over time. But never would I have expected to see such a quick reaction to it! Day one I had it on the first hole for him to get used to it, but he still wind sucked as normal, so I put it onto hole 2. This made him think a bit and he stopped for Half a day, but carried on sucking again in the morning of day 2. I then (after asking my vet if he thinks I can still go up) put it up to hole 3. And since then I have not had one actual suck. And I have really tested him, he would suck especially after feeding and getting treats such as carrots, I give him carrots etc with the collar on and even then 'he takes the decision after going to the pole' to rather not suck!

I am beyond excited and grateful that I bought your collar, I have tried all other options and nothing worked and admit I was nervous about investing so much in a collar especially with our exchange rate. But this is turning out to be the best investment in my precious horse I have ever made! I will keep you posted and I hope that things will stay as they are. And I will keep using the collar long after he stops and will then start releasing pressure and see how he goes. Thank you!!! I am beyond grateful that I came across your collar!! All the best

 Sonja (all the way from Namibia)

To John 16/2/11

We spoke a few weeks ago About the windsucking collars i purchased from you for a thoroughbred mare and her foal. Here is proof that they both enjoy it as a family activity.

Regards Beau Mullin
Winflora Lodge 
Singleton NSW
2330To John 16/2/11

Mare teaching Foal to Wind Suck


Hi John, Just a note about the collar, My 12 year old black and white Paint gelding started cribbing about 2 years ago, then turned to wind sucking. It was getting so bad that he was lethargic, loosing weight and muscle mass and not socializing with the rest of the herd of 6 horses. He would even stop eating his hay to walk over to the fence and suck wind then go back to eating and return to wind sucking. In the Fall of 2012 I thought I was going to loose him, as the Canadian winter was coming and he was in poor shape. He made it through the winter with the help of Vickie Keam a Equine Therapist and pouring the feed and hi protein supplements to him. But he was still wind sucking and unusable. After doing some research I came a cross your video. I took the chance and ordered your collar. After putting it on, Justice has not sucked a fence post or cribbed once. He has made it back to the horse he was, trial riding in the Rocky Mountains and my 16 year old son is now using him in 4-H rodeos and Equine program. I highly recommend this product! Well Done John.

 David Chambers Medicine Hat Alberta Canada




Thank for the fast response.

This new collar is for reserve. In case the first one breaks. I bought the first one in january of this year and it works fantastic. My horse does not windsuck at all and doesn't chew on the wood in the paddock. Wich he did before. 
Another positive thing is that he does not have injures/wounds around the neck from the collar. 

At the moment we're training for dressage competions, he's really doing well. His mood is much better, so working with him has become really easy. 
We've come a long way, I doubt if this would have happend without the collar. 

Thank you again for your fantastic product. 

Greeting from the Netherlands.

Ilona van Tilborg
Nederlands Goodday,


Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I purchased your collar for my 19 year old appendix mare. She has been a severe winduscker all her life. It even got to the point where she would colic once a month and she dropped weight to the point we though she was going to die. I only owned the horse for two months before I bought the collar and knew she needed some help NOW. Your collar has saved her life! She does not windsuck at all! Her weight is coming back, the colic stopped, and she seems more relaxed. It also helped us determine a new problem with her that we never would have found. She has acute arthritis and she was hiding the pain by windsucking. We can now determine where and how bad her pain is an make her more comfortable. Thanks you for your wonderful collar!

Kristal Parslow

Fish Mt Rd
Lake Pleasant, NY


OMG the best purchase I ever have made.

I bought my TB 3.5year old from a lady who sold them on from the trainer if they were no good as race horses. She never disclosed that he was a windsucker and it wasnt until a few weeks later after I got him home that I noticed he occasionaly did windsuck.

I researched windsucking and tried the KER diet which did help alleviate the problem as I pretty much kept him full of long digestive food but as soon as I turned him out to pasture a few months ago he became chronic.

You collar has stopped him in his tracks and he is now starting to put on weight and be a happier horse.

Thanks so much for an awesome product.


Greenbank, Queensland


Hi Mr HP,

Just wanted to let you know that the collar we purchased from you works a treat:)

We are very grateful to have the problem fixed with the mare and of course there will be no bad habits picked up by the foal.

Will be recommending your collar to anyone who has this problem as it is simple and effective.

We dont need to worry about malfunctions (electronically)!

Kind regards

Debra Page


Hi John,

If anyone lis ooking for a collar to help their wind sucking horse, I recommend they give your collar a go. I have had a wind sucking thoroughbred for about 3 years now; if I knew then what I know now... I have tried two or three different collars (he came with an aluminium one which broke not long after). I wasn't happy with their performance and they also rubbed him raw a few times. So we went searching the internet again looking for new options.

We came across your website and thought we would give one a go. That was a bit over 2 years ago now and your collars do the job with no rubbing and that has been through some really lousy and wet weather on the NSW coast. I don't think he will ever stop wind sucking - as soon as the collar comes off, he looks for something to suck on. But, with the collar on, no wind sucking and no problems feeding or other normal activities with the other horses in the paddock. with the collar on he feeds normally with the other horses. We finally had to replace the collar this week as the straps finally wore out. When it was time to replace the collar, we came straight back to your website.

Keep up the good work and thank you for a product that doesn't hurt the horse but stops the destructive habit while the collar is on.

Robert Harris
Telegraph Point, NSW



A Major Saddlery Chain has tried to copy this, made changes and it rubs Horses necks!!! The Miricle Collar has now been proved to not work adequately.


Just upgraded but I am not divulging how. :) 6/5/09
Upgraded again 20/10/10




Hi John,
Just wanted to say thank you again for donating your windsucking collar to Grace. She is doing MUCH better. I put it on loosely to begin with and did it up a hole at a time so she could process what was going on and give her body a chance to wean off the endorphins. Now she's on the tightest hole I could go and doing really well. She seems happy for the first time since she's been here and it's like she's suddenly rediscovered the joy of food! She's finally stacking on weight and everything is looking really good.
Thanks so much.
Jo :)

Joanne Schoenwald
President/Founder, Charlie's Angels Horse Rescue Inc.


I would just like to drop you a line to let you know how happy I am with my  O’Leary Windsucking Collar. I have tried every other collar on the market as well as all of the systemic options on my horse Macushla an ex- racehorse, now eventer. They worked for a short time and stretched (in the case of the Miracle Collar, so that it no longer sat in the correct position around the ears and consequently caused rubbing and great discomfort. Other collars just caused rubbing after a short while. I have been using the O’Leary for several weeks now and my horse is not even bothering to try sucking and has gained a lot of weight, (although he was always in good condition with a lot of effort involved) and lost that ribby look that suckers have. He finishes a meal and then goes straight out to graze. What a relief. There is no rubbing and I now do not feel like the meanest person on Earth.
Thank you so much.

Debra Townsend
Quality management systems Consultant

Many Thanks Debra. It is amazing but do you know that I rarely get feedback that they work. I know they do and they must be with the vast majority because People soon complain these Days so thanks heaps for taking the time. I have just upgraded them (like everything...I am compulsive) Happy Horse and that is what makes Life worth it. I'll tell Michael when I see him soon.


Dear John,

First off, let me send my warmest wishes to Mrs HP, what a trooper! Hopefully she is back home soon and on the steady path to recovery!

I just wanted to send you an email thanking you for the WONDERFUL windsuck collar. I have tried everything to keep weight on my 10 yr old Tb (of course you already knew the breed, didn’t you :p ), and winter especially has been tough on him. He just wouldn’t eat! Sucking on his posts was much more important. Prior to your collar we had tried the regular metal ones (he worked out how to keep doing it and broke one clean in half), the miracle collar, which left bare, raw patches on him, sprays, electricity (he’d just find something else) and even spreading his own manure on top of the posts! Nothing worked, but I was scared to try the shock collars as he is kept in a pasture, and I had horrible images of him being zapped for hours if it malfunctioned!

His vet that first treated him post-racing injury (5 yrs ago) told me of this amazing collar he had gotten from an ‘old bush horseman’, which was more like a dog collar, had 2 buckles and was GUARANTEED to work. He told me any saddler could make one. Well, having never seen one myself, I tried several good saddlers, but they all recommended the miracle collar... So you can imagine my excitement to find them on your site!

My boy has been wearing it now basically 24/7, it only comes off for grooming/riding etc, and has been through 1 full winter. He came through winter looking amazing! Excellent weight, on nothing other than constant access to grass hay, poor pasture and hard feeds only after work. He is now the best he has looked in 5 years, but is eating the least I have ever fed him in that time! This is also the first colic free winter we have had J Best of all, there are no sores or bare patches, the leather is still soft (even after LOTS of mud rolls), and I can foresee many good years of use!

I can’t thank you enough for making my horse a joy to have, instead of a constant heartache, and I’d recommend these collars to anyone!


Sarah & Master Chief


" Hi John,

Just wanted to send you some feedback on the wind sucking collar I bought from you.
Caesar is a 16.3hh 14 Y/O OTTTB that I brought home this time last year; wonderful nature but as a result of a racing career, was a chronic windsucker.
I was using one of those typical collars that you can pick up from any old saddlery which was more like an ornament than a preventative for his problem; basically it did nothing and in no time at all my fences were a mess.
Sucking was the first and last thing on C’s mind - if he was stressed he would suck, if he was waiting for his dinner he would suck, if he was in between munching hay, he would suck. It was a real mental problem for him that had manifested into a physiological behavior, and it drove us both nuts.
I read about your new collar on your website, and the rest is history!
Caesar has been wearing his collar for about a year now; it only took two (2) or three (3) attempts to suck with the collar on before he gave up and walked away; sucking is impossible with this collar, it stopped immediately.
The transformation over the past year has been amazing; Caesar has gone from a horse whose only interest was to suck (and as a result withdrawn from the herd and us) to a horse that has a new lease on life. He now initiates play with the youngsters and seeks out people for a scratch and a carrot as opposed to latching onto something/anything and sucking.
The collar itself has stood up to it all; wind, rain, heat etc.. It’s a beautiful piece of work that will last a lifetime.
Anyone that owns a windsucker should have this collar.
Pic to follow; I’ll take some happy snaps tonight!

Joyce "


Hi John,

Hope Linda continues to improve and has no further set backs.
I wanted to thank you for the Windsucking collar I purchased around a month ago... It has made a big difference for my gelding and he now only licks the fence and (attempts) windsucks for short amounts of time and increasingly less often as each week goes by. He is more settled and is doing much better in his training too. :-)



Great collar. Works perfectly on my 12.2 pony. We have used the nutcracker and the miracle to no avail. The only other one that worked was the barclays but that didn't last long. Great product. Very happy.
Jackie Forrester <jforrester@activ8.net.au>







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