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post #41 of 47 Old 07-23-2010, 12:27 AM
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Nico wears his halter when he is in the field but not when he is in the stall. He is turned out with several high functioning escape artists. PBandJ can actually open electric fence with his teeth. We were all getting blamed for leaving the fencing open til we caught him red handed one day! Pastures have to have gates and pb has to be turned out.

That being said, Nico wears a leather halter that is one step away from the trash bin. It is so soft and old...it doesnt hold any kind of shape when its off his face. It doesnt rub and if it did catch it would either break or stretch over his head.
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I'm all for taking halters off; i've seen way too many horses getting caught on things. Unfortunately my horse has to have his halter on this year (first year since i got him) because the grass at the new barn is really putting the weight on him so he has a grazing muzzle.

He wears a breakaway halter and if it breaks i replace it, i don't let them put anything else on until i can replace the breakaway. His grazing muzzle is one of the ones that velcros onto the halter but he broke all the velcro bits so how it's riveted in place.

I wish i could leave it off him as he's getting rubs and sores but sadly the weight issue outweighs the rubs on his face.

I think i'm the only person at our barn how can't wait for winter so i can finally get that halter off when he's outside.
Why don't you just dry lot your horse? I have a few arabs that are prone to founder so I have to keep on a dry lot... they only get turned out into grass for a few hours a day.

My paints get sores from their halters, so I have to keep them off.

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post #43 of 47 Old 07-29-2010, 01:04 PM
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most people dont have a dry lot

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We always take the halters off, our horses are too good at taking them off themselves, and it just costs way to much to buy new halters every week.

We caught Chip red handed De-Haltering his brother lmao, he was lipping the buckle.
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most people dont have a dry lot
Sorry. I just thought I'd suggest it.

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post #46 of 47 Old 07-30-2010, 02:09 AM
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I keep halters on my horses in turnout, from the more uppity younger ones to Sissy whose 27. Cheap, nylon easily breakable halters and with our fencing you really need to make a concentrated effort to get caught on it. It'd take me hours to catch all of them in the morning without them, and I don't have that kind of time. I think that if you're safe and smart about halters in turn out its really not such a huge deal.
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post #47 of 47 Old 07-31-2010, 12:26 AM
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I don't particularly see a problem in it. I have done it both ways. BUT if a horse is turned out in a halter then they need to be in a breakaway or a full leather halter. So if they do get caught on something then the halter will just break and no injury to the horse. I also have left a short lead rope on a few horses with a halter if they were especially difficult to catch in the field.
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