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post #1 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Would you have done this?

Okay, I was at a show a few weeks ago with my mare, and when I put her bridle on, I also leave her halter on, so when I need to use the bathroom, get something to eat or drink, ect. I can easily just hook her back up to the trailer. Well, someone came up to me and said 'why do you leave the halter on your horse?' and I said 'so I can hook her up to the trailer quick if I need to' and they said ' why? Just hook her up by her bridle' and I said ' no, I definitely don't think that would be very safe!'

My reason being, if she spooked at something, and pulled back, it could seriously hurt her mouth!! Would anyone else have done this???

I am curious to know if anyone actually does do it?

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 02:50 PM
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I've seen plenty of people do it, but I don't. I don't put the bridle on till I am ready to ride, otherwise my horse is wearing his halter tied to the trailer.
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 02:56 PM
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We are bitless here, so no worries on that. I do see what you are saying, though, and never tied with my bridle when I rode w/a bit.
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 03:02 PM
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I put my halter under the bridle everytime I ride.

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post #5 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 03:41 PM
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I've seen plenty of people do it, but I don't. I don't put the bridle on till I am ready to ride, otherwise my horse is wearing his halter tied to the trailer.
agreed with SD, I only put the bridle on when I am ready to ride, otherwise the halter is on

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post #6 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 03:43 PM
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I personally don't have the halter under the bridle- I will just take the bridle off and put the halter back on if I need to tie.

I don't see anything wrong with leaving the halter on though- as long as nothing is rubing or causing any problems with the bride.

But I would NEVER tie the horse by the reins or clip to the bit, even the most quiet horse could have an issue and cause terrible problems to the mouth.


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post #7 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 03:52 PM
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I always ride with my halter on. Sugar doesn't seem to mind and I've just always done it that way.
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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I don't see anything wrong with leaving the halter on though- as long as nothing is rubing or causing any problems with the bride.

But I would NEVER tie the horse by the reins or clip to the bit, even the most quiet horse could have an issue and cause terrible problems to the mouth.

Yeah, definitely agreed. Nothing is rubbing when I leave my halter on, I always make sure of that. And I would also NEVER tie the reins around anything. I always use a lead when ever I tie my horse up.


My horse is pretty spooky, but is always good and stands very well when tied. But I would still NEVER chance it by tying up my horse by the bit!

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post #9 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 09:31 PM
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you are NOT supposed to leave your bridle on and tie your horse fast. If your horse spooks your bridle can cause damage and you can't have a good enough quick realse with a pair of reins. With a halter it is much more safer and if your horse spooks they can't injure themselves as badly as if they would have a bridle on.

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post #10 of 11 Old 07-29-2009, 09:43 PM
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I never tie to the bridle, and T has a bit-less. I keep the halter on if I'm on trail clearing duty, just more efficient with all the on's and offs.

I know in the western movies they tied to the hitching post with their reins, but looked like just a wrap around one time. Of course that's in the movies/shows, but makes you wonder if that's what they really did?

Sorry for the trailing off in thought there!
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