I absolutely HATE turning horses out in their halters, its just a disaster waiting to happen, especially in a not-so-ideal fence. Well, my mom's boyfriend just bought a "family" horse (Pretty Boy), and he INSISTS that we keep the horse in a halter. He says its so he can "control" the horse. I'm like uh, why do you need to control the horse while he's GRAZING?? Anyway, I just CAN'T convince him to let me leave the halter off. Its among one of the things I can't do that just frustrates me to no end.
When he leaves my house, I always go out and get the halter the heck off that horse! I also have to lunge/work with him when he's gone, or else he tries to take over and tell me what to do. Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy, but he does NOT know what he's doing. Heck, he didn't even know what lunging WAS a week ago, or HOW TO CLEAN OUT A HORSE'S HOOVES. He insists he's there when I ride the horse, and he has to be there when the horse is hauled anywhere. I've tried to educate the guy, but he's freaking impossible! He wants me to train the horse in WP & halter, but I can't do it if one day of his riding ruins my countless days of concentrated training.
Sorry for the rant... I may sound ignorant right now because I'm too mad to think logically, but thanks for reading anyway LOL
And if anyone has pictures of horses that have been injured/killed by being turned out in a halter, let me know. Though I doubt I can change his mind >_<