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A new take on the unique needs for leading and ponying polo horses

The patented Hybrid Headcollar® for Horses

Leading - Tying - Lungeing - Trailering - PONYING

The patented Hybrid Headcollar is a full time replacement headcollar that your horse can wear for every life task. It makes managing multiple horses in hand easy, establishing it as an undeniably smart solution for the modern polo horse.

As Seen in:

From a Trainer's View - Why the Hybrid is a Smart Piece of Kit

How it works

From a Trainer's View - Why the Hybrid is a Smart Piece of Kit

How it works

Classic Leather Hybrid Headcollar in Mahogany/Copper
©Malte Christians for Olympian Andrew Hoy

Better communication

Thanks to our 180 degree sliding ring and the combination of stability and clear direction from the rope and flat parts of the headcollar - your horse will experience you as being much clearer in giving instruction.


Excellent for ponying or leading multiple horses. Just snap and go! You will be able to control your horse's body more effectively thanks to your side-on angle from the saddle or the ground. The only thing that moves is the sliding ring - the headcollar itself will not twist under any conditions.

Lariat Hybrid Headcollar in Mahogany
©Malte Christians for Olympian Andrew Hoy


On the trailer, in the wash bay or in the cross ties - the Hybrid offers comfort and security for your horse. Breakaway safe.

Classic Leather Hybrid Headcollar in Black Leather with contrast stitching

Impeccably crafted

Impeccably crafted of solid brass, oiled leather and premium cordage with the option of personalized brass nameplate

As seen at:

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GIVe the horse a chance to be right

A rope or flat headcollar starts correcting the horse as soon as you pick up on it and unconfortably asking him to twist his head while moving and doing what's requested.
That's not very nice.

Our exclusive design gives the horse a chance to be right before any correction. The sliding ring works as a pre-signal. Your horse should respond to that alone. If he doesn't, only then do the pressure knots engage to give a very gentle reminder and enforcement. This reinforcement feels similar to pressing your first two fingers on one hand into the soft space between your fingers on the other hand.

There is no movement on the Hybrid Headcollar besides the sliding ring - the entire top part of the halter rests quietly on their face - giving them only one sensory cue to pay attention to. The flat poll helps protect from injury if he should get scared and pull back and our products are carefully designed to breakaway and be replaceable should that happen.

The Hybrid Headcollar offers more control than a control headcollar when your horse does have an emotional moment and needs support - but it is not a control headcollar. It is a full time replacement headcollar that is beautifully made and more comfortable than your horse's current headcollar. Good horses deserve to be rewarded with less annoying humans. Horses that are struggling to learn deserve to be treated with dignity and respect while they figure out how to be good citizens in our human world.



Our professional competitor version provides maximum guidance for horses who get strong before a game

Andrew Hoy

The Hybrid is on the road with Andrew at all major competitions, including the Olympics!

Meghan O'Donoghue

Meghan has been using the Hybrid in her training for 10 years and I will always be grateful to her for her very early support of my company


Besides outfitting world class athletes, our gear has helped therapeutic riding centers, rescues, equine assisted mental health programs and all types of competitive and breed organizations in the UK, US and Australia


HEC has a thriving and supportive community on Instagram and Facebook of over 225,000 horse lovers (join us!) - you'll find plenty of famous horses from all disciplines tagged on our socials. I look forward to dressing YOUR horses.


You can configure your own headcollars and nameplates here on the website, but should you require assistance I am happy to tailor your order for you personally and offer bespoke guidance on matters such as sizing and arrange fitting of our deep-fill engraved brass nameplates. I ship worldwide to your home location, gift receiver or away match.

Warm regards,


Sara Johnson, Owner
The Horse Education Company

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