Originally Posted by Elana
One thing concerns me.. the halter in the last photo is way too large and while it seems the rope he is tied with is too short for him to reach the ground, that halter is an accident waiting to happen (like a foot stuck in the nose band). It seems the same halter in the previous photo and it does not fit him right at all.
He is a nice horse.. get him a good halter! He deserves it.. especially if he is going to take that Pap in Lead Line classes! :)
I know im going to sound defensive, but I swear im really not trying to!!! :)
I know his halter is too big, we have a different one for him, we just use this one to lead him in and out of the fields and use in the cross ties-nothing else, we just have a hard time finding a halter to fit is long and narrow head! Either too big or too small, very frustrating. And the reason he is tied a bit tight is because my trainer an I have been working on his ground manners since I usually tie him very long so he has been used to having "his" way and would never stand still, push me around, etc etc.
I did punch another hole in the crown piece on this halter later that day and rose it 2 holes higher( I had loosened it to clip under his chin and by his ears and in the picture, I forgot to raise it back up)
And yes he is an extremely good horse, I got lucky with him! He puts up with all my silly things I do with him whether it be putting a cat on his head, or jumping him bareback!
Thank you so much for your critques :)