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post #11 of 14 Old 06-01-2012, 04:31 PM
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I have 2 TWH and I don't have that problem with the halter... The only problem it may have is it sags a little in the bottom , but I went and got a smaller halter and it fixed the problem. Maybe your tack is to big and you need something smaller?
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-01-2012, 11:25 PM
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I don't have any bridle issues on my boys and prefer no head band, just a loop over their ear to keep their bridle on.

Halters, that's a different story. Their noses are big enough that I have to buy up one or two sizes just so the nose piece fits. That means, without punching new holes, the halter will slip down.
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-02-2012, 11:25 AM
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Just a guess but it sounds like your halter is too big. A tw mare that I had was really quite dainty and I had to buy a cob sized bridle for her.

Try the next sized down from what you currently have with adjustable nose band..also, if you don't already have a bridle path cut, you might want to. It'll help to keep everything in place.

I know what you mean by "pointy head". My mare looked like she had a knot right behind her ears..part of her conformation and nothing noticable unless you really looked. She could be a real pill and marish a good part of the time and yup, I called her either Knot Head or Mule
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-07-2012, 08:30 AM
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My racking horse has no fit problem with halters, but when I got a bridle for him I needed a cob size and then had to order a horse sized browband because the band for the cob sized bridle was pinching him.

I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!

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