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    04-24-2011, 05:22 PM

Should you leave the halter on your horse 24/7?
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    04-24-2011, 05:39 PM
We have approximately 50 horses where I am at and only 2 have halters on 24/7. They are both from rescue situations and are extremely hard to catch to halter. They both have their halters tied on with a thin leather piece so that if it does get caught on something it will break off, and have less of a chance of injuring or killing the horse.

If you must leave a halter on a horse either tie it on with a piece of leather or buy a breakaway halter. Some horses get rubs on their faces from the hlaters easier than others as well. Just my 2 cents. Hope that helps
    04-24-2011, 05:39 PM
No. I do not.
If you have to for whatever reason, please make sure it has a breakaway crown so if they get hung up, they have a good chance of snapping the breakaway leather and getting free with minimal damage.
Absolutely do NOT turn your horse loose with a rope halter - that is a good way to start a wreck.
    04-24-2011, 05:45 PM

The possibilites with a horse that has a halter on:
-the horse could get hurt or its halter caught in something
-another horse may get its feet in another horses halter
(if its a foal or just playing around)
-the halter will get worn being outside in the weather
(unless your horse is in a stable environment..no pun intended)
---I would say leave the halter off its not really worth the risk...
Unless your moving your horse around alot or tend to lose your halter!
    04-24-2011, 07:30 PM
At the barn I work at we only leave halters on the horses that are very difficult to catch. We leave cheap nylon economy halters on them that break easily and are lightweight so that they do not rub.

I really prefer to turn out a horse without a halter, but if you have to, I'd make sure it is lightweight and can break off should the horse get caught on something.
    04-24-2011, 07:58 PM
I do not halter my horses 24/7. I believe this causes the potential risk of getting it caught on something and then a train wreck!
    04-24-2011, 10:10 PM
Nope. Mine are never haltered in the pasture. I use all breakaway halters anyway, though, so there's not as big a risk if I were to keep them on.
    04-24-2011, 10:18 PM
Nope, won't leave them on unless I'm currently working with the horse. There's just too much risk of it getting caught on something and I've seen a halter rub a horses face half raw.

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