Protect yourself and animals. Rams can injure each other during breeding season. The Ram Shield is so effective in subduing belligerent rams that it surprises first time “users” (both the ram and the shepherd).
Ram shields are used to block the ram’s forward vision—which prevents rams from charging humans or other rams. Side vision is not affected so the rams can still eat, graze, breed and drink. We use shields only as needed and remove them when the fight “urge” is over.
Horned shields fit over the horns.
Polled shields rely on the ears and head shape to hold its position.
Small—Cheviot, Finn, IceLandic, Katadin, Navajo Churro, Romanov and Shetland.
Large—Border Leicester, Columbia, Corriedale, Dorper, Dorset, Hampshire, Lincoln Longwool, Montadale, Polypay, Rambouillet, Romney, Southdown, Suffolk, Targhee, Texel and Tunis.
Note: Colors may vary.
How to Use
Horned Ram Shield:
- Lay ram shield against the ram's face.
- Thread top straps through loops on each side of shield.
- Fasten buckles around chin and around throat and pull straps very snug.
Polled Ram Shield:
- Thread top strap through loop on each side of shield, to form a space for the ram's ear to fit through.
- Place shield against the ram's face.
- Insert ears into spaces between straps.
- Fasten buckles around chin and around throat, and pull straps very snug.
Adjusting or modifying the shield: Getting a good fit is not always easy, because every ram's head is different. A shield can be adjusted and modified (see photos and instructions above) within limits. The depth that you cut will depend on how wide your particular ram's head is. (Remember: You want to block the forward vision, not the side vision. Start with small cuts, and then increase if the eyes are still blocked from the side.)
Our Premier Serrated Foot Trimmer and ARS Hoof Trimmer work well for cutting the leather. Remember: Start small with your cuts, and then increase if the eyes are still blocked from the side. You want to block the forward vision, not the side vision.
See instructions above for additional information.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Rebecca G from Michigan
Works great, but I ordered a large (the largest size available) and unfortunately the straps are too small and will not adjust larger. I had to modify and it works, but wish the straps were able to accommodate the largest breeds.
Ann L from Michigan
I have two Shetland rams that have decided to head butt costly inanimate objects. Bought a small which was the recommended size and it was too small. Bought a large which is way too big to the point it covers their noses. Best part? Even with the large which almost completely covered the rams’ eyes is that one of my rams figured out how to still head butt the things he is not supposed to be ramming. They will be returned.
Lee K from Florida
I never was able to get the shield to stay on the rams head. I gave up on it. I don’t think I would recommend it to someone else.
Gina H from Colorado
I used the recommended size for my breed and it was WAY too small. Not even just a little snug, but completely impossible to even fasten it.
Madeleine B from Washington
I have a Shetland ewe that was headbutting very aggressively and needed a solution to keep everyone safe. The small polled shield worked perfectly, yet she was unable to rub against the fence and get it off. I put it back on and made the straps much tighter, but she still worked it off. While it was on, she was docile, but now that she knows how to get it off it’s not useful.