Originally Posted by mselizabeth
Simple - don't be lazy and take your colts halter off. There is no real reason why he should always have one on.
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We had someone letting horses out in our neighborhood last fall. 90% of the horses were in halters 24/7 because of this.
Sometimes leaving a halter on 24/7 isn't laziness, it's doing what you have to while having a full life and slowly training for standing to be haltered. Rascal has his on 24/7 right now because I work 2 jobs, have other animals, do all the yard work and house keeping. I am not lazy. He's being retrained to come and be haltered. It's slow going sometimes though.
No one knows what the OP's life is like. We all have different methods, and IMHO it is wrong to bash someone and call them lazy from a simple post asking for help on how to prevent injury/trauma from a halter.
FYI I am not bashing on you either, just voicing an opinion about a situation I also know nothing about except my own experiences.