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post #11 of 17 Old 08-14-2010, 01:26 AM
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My friend did this when we rode to a play date so she could tie her horses up without removing the bridle.

I have this imprinted image of rental horses always having their halters under their bridles -- probably because they get people shuffled on and off all day and need to be tied in between easily. Ever since I was a little kid I was always very happy to ride my lesson horses w/out the halter because I felt like it meant the horse was more "mine" or at least less of a "follow the tail in front of me" sort of critter. I know that makes no sense but it sort of stuck with me aesthetically.

Unless I had a specific purpose for doing so I probably never will. Besides, my horse's head is HUGE and the bridle barely fits, it sure wouldn't fit over a halter!

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I nearly always ride with a halter under the bridle and the lead rope attatched and then looped onto my saddle horn. On the trails this has become helpful when I've needed to tie, another horse acts up, or a bridle breaks... it's just one of those things I've needed too many time to leave behind!

In the arena I tend to do it since I leave the rope on and want the horse to be completely familiar with the rope rubbing and touching when riding.

As far as people just riding with them under for a quick arena ride, I've known people who did it since their horses tend to take off when they take the halter off and this way they don't have to worry about it.

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post #13 of 17 Old 08-14-2010, 10:32 AM
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Simply, because they are too lazy to take it off and put the bridle on.
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post #14 of 17 Old 08-16-2010, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by A knack for horses View Post

Are they using it as a tie down? I've seen a few people use a halter for that purpose. It isn't very effective though.
Nope. These are just lesson horses that beginners are riding. they don't even go outside.

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To me unless you are trail riding and I mean really trail riding all day and long distances having a halter on with a bridle is like having toilet paper stuck to your shoe.

It gets in the way. There is no reason to tie a horse with a bridle on so no matter what they need to come off. You are not saving any time by taking off the halter and then putting on a bridle. It takes just as much time to get the bridle on correctly with the halter still on so it is really a wash. Also the bridle really does not really fit correctly with a halter on. The halter gets in the way of the action of the bit which will make your horse less responsive.

Out side of like I said trail riding and even when I do trail ride my horses I tie the halter onto my saddle along with the lead and my saddle bags as the bridle has to come off anyway if I am going to tie.

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The only people I have seen do it are horse traders who keep halters on all the time. And when I see people do it... it drives me crazy... I dont know why. It just does. I always have split reins and I can just throw it over a branch or fence or whatever and my horses will stand there all day.... so no need to tie them when trailer riding.

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post #17 of 17 Old 08-18-2010, 12:55 PM
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If I go on a trail and feel like im gonna have to tied up I strap a halter and lead rope to my saddle. I never tie wit the bridle on so putting a halter ontop of my bridle or under it is pointless, and to me looks kinda ugly. No offense to the people who do, do it.
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