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    06-06-2013, 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by Endiku    
Kenzie is sort of between halter sizes right now, too, which makes things difficult. If I bought a rope halter though I'm sure I could get it to work. With a nylon halter, the weanling halters are too small (not super tight, but enough that I don't really want to put one on her... and the yearling halters at least at TSC anyways, are HUGE. The blue one she's wearing is the only one I can find that sort of fits because its an abnormally big weanling halter. Obviously though, its been in use for a LONG time. Haha.
I had that problem with a filly I was working with.. In the nylon halters, the weanling size was way too small, but the yearling size was way too big. I ended up buying a cob sized halter and it fit perfectly.
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    06-06-2013, 07:14 PM
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That's an idea Stargirl! The place I'm wanting to order from has their rope halters advertised as 'yearling/cob' size, so hopefully it works. I'm going to email to see the exact dimensions of the yearling rope halters, because if its too big they actually do custom size for no extra money.

Our TSC doesn't have cob sized, or I'd just try that. They have 'colt' (suckling as far as I can tell) 'weanling', 'yearling' 'average' and 'large' No pony sized, and no cob sized. Bummer!
    06-07-2013, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Endiku    
That's an idea Stargirl! The place I'm wanting to order from has their rope halters advertised as 'yearling/cob' size, so hopefully it works.
If you're doing Sunset halters (love them! Lacey's green halter is one of theirs. I actually hope to buy her another one this summer...girl needs more colors! Mine is over 4 years old and it still looks new!) I've found that they are SUPER adjustable. Cob-size can go super small if needed, and "grow" with Miss Kenz. :)

Also, I don't know how much you are looking to spend on a lead rope, but I have this one and the quality is INCREDIBLE. It's super soft yet "feel-y", the perfect length for groundwork and ponying as well as general purpose-ness, and the clip isn't sewn/braided into the lead rope so you could take the clip off and just loop the lead rope and halter together (what I do). Basically I have zero can't tell, right?

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    06-07-2013, 01:05 PM
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That's a nice one, Wallaby! I really like the color. Being able to take the clip off is a huge plus to me also, because I really don't like doing ground work with those big bull snaps or whatever in case I need to give the horse a pop and hit it in the jaw or something. I'd feel aweful!

I have my Sunset halter form filled out, except I really don't know what color to do the noseband! Or should I just buy the halter 'plain' purple and get cheaper shipping? XD I'm glad so many of you have bought from them before. I'm pretty excited.
    06-07-2013, 08:07 PM
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I could not agree more!! Groundwork with clips = one of my least favorite things. The turquoise is brighter in real life than it is in the picture, but it would look FANTASTIC with a purple halter..hint-hint. Hahaha
Lady, the foster horse I had last summer, and Lacey want to "help" show you what color it is (Lady's leadrope) :

I got one of the types where a braided nose was unavailable (I think? It's one of the "softest rope" ones) but I think I would have gone for plain even if I had had the option. What if she changes colors later? Purple can go with everything...but purple AND something else makes it harder to match. Matching is a big concern of mine.
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    06-07-2013, 10:46 PM
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Thats true! And if I don't get a wrapped noseband, I end up spending less and only needing to pay $4.50 shipping... I'm going with just purple >:) I'm kind of afraid that it isn't purple in real life though, since its listed as violet. It looks purple in the picture, but who knows? I'm wanting to get it in Yacht rope ( I don't like the looks of diamond braid for some reason), which is supposively good for horses that might still test the rope from time to time and for training. We'll see! Kenzie typically ties and leads great, but if she gets startled (which she still does pretty often) she does tend to take a few quick steps back so I figured better safe than sorry.

I love the real shade of that rope even more <3 and hey, turquoise and purple...its the best of both worlds! Have you gotten that rope wet/washed it yet? A few ropes I've bought faded and you could literally wring them out and the water would turn the color of the rope, which is so not cool :(
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    06-08-2013, 12:42 AM
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Yeah, that's one thing that's not really my favorite about Sunset - their colors are a bit "different" than the normal sequence one expects.
However, and I pretty much tell everyone this story because I'm still SO impressed, their return policy is so so so good.
Back when I bought Lacey's halter, I had initially gotten an entirely different color and style. They sent it to me but the color was not what I was expecting (it was also a lot "harder", rope-wise, than I wanted - Lacey is most responsive to a soft halter for some reason). So I contacted them to just see if anything might be done about the color.
They immediately emailed back saying that they would be happy to switch out the color and all I had to do was pay return shipping.
Then, since I was going to return the one I had received anyway, I asked if I could get a halter made of softer rope. It was going to be more expensive than the halter I had originally bought so I offered to send more money as well, to cover the extra expense.
Again, they emailed right back and told me that they would gladly send me a softer halter, in the color I wanted, for no extra cost.
And they did!! They sent me the halter I wanted, in the color I wanted, basically at their own expense. They LOST money in that transaction but they did it anyway.

Anyway, basically, they are super super good people. :)

Re: getting the leadrope wet: YES! That was Lady's leadrope for the duration of her stay and she learned allll about baths during her time here. So it got wet on a nearly daily basis and it never bled!
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    06-08-2013, 05:43 PM
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Yeah, when I asked them a few questions about the rope they seemed really great! They were actually interested in knowing a little bit about Kenzie too, after I mentioned that she was really stunted and that I wasn't sure she'd be able to use a yearling halter, and I'm a bit of a sucker for people who let me tell them about her xD

Speaking of Kenzie, she's hilarious about her meals. She's not pushy or anything, but that girl can TALK when she sees me fixing her food xD she makes this crazy grumbling sound that gets higher and higher pitched until it sounds like a squeak, bobs her head, and does it again. Its pretty funny.
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    06-14-2013, 06:09 PM
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Sorry about the lack of updates guys! I'm exhausted after a full week of being on our Pep rally team for VBS, working on the farm, and studying.

Miss Kenzie has a bit of a case of the runny poos...I'm not sure why. It started this morning and she's drinking lots (I did add some extra looses salt and electrolytes though) so I'm not too worried yet, and its really just mushy rather than liquid, but its still something to watch given her fragile tummy. I haven't added anything new to her diet so I'm really not sure what the cause could be though :/
    06-16-2013, 08:33 PM
Probiotics will help with that, Endiku

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