The DARE collar has stopped by OTTB gelding from cribbing completely. He doesnt even bother trying when it's left on. I do agree with others about the tummy issues. I gave him a 30 day treatment for ulcers and noticed that his attempt to crib even with the collar off declined. A year since the treatment I saw an increase, did another 30 days of pop rocks and it has declined again. I give one UGUARD scoop per day which also helps.
The DARE collar is very easy to use and in the summer, to avoid rubbing, I coat it with MTG or something like that so it doesnt chaffe his skin. He is turned out most of each day in it, with other horses, and we've never had a problem.
"I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
as a thoroughbred horse."