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    06-03-2011, 12:20 PM
Halter or no halter when turning out

Wondering everyones opinion on halters during turnout.Mine is halters on incase someone (or everyone) escapes. Why halters or why not halters???? Thanks!
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    06-03-2011, 12:24 PM
Off when turned out, because I'd rather they not get their halter caught on something and potentially break their necks or cause spinal injuries.

My horses rarely have on halters, unless I'm leading them somewhere or they're being trailered.
    06-03-2011, 12:28 PM
Green Broke
I agree with speedracer!
    06-03-2011, 12:29 PM
I use "breakaway" halters.I don't know if anyone has had a bad experiance(or heard something) about these, if so id like to hear your story! Thanks again
    06-03-2011, 12:34 PM
I like breakaways too, but they don't always break in time to prevent injuries.
    06-03-2011, 12:55 PM
I don't usually, but my gelding is wearing a grazing muzzle right now and it attaches to a halter so he does. It is an all leather halter that is not good quality so it will break very easily !
    06-03-2011, 01:52 PM
I'm with SR. If I'm not leading, tying or trailering they aren't on. If I trail ride I will leave one on under the headstall.
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    06-03-2011, 09:52 PM
I leave breakaway halters on when I move them in other field for couple hours to graze. Mainly because I don't want to put them on in dark as I don't see very well. In main field (and attached grazing field) they never have halters on.
    06-04-2011, 12:26 AM
We leave the halters off. But only because I don't like 'halter nose'.
    06-04-2011, 12:38 AM
Green Broke
We keep halters off unless a horse is being led or in the cross ties. There are hook racks on every turnout gate to hold the halters/lead ropes which keep them convenient.

We have a bucket of grain right inside the barn to catch escapees. All the horses know what's in that bucket, just open the big arena gate, shake the bucket and slowly head in, they'll all come runnin!

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