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    09-25-2009, 01:40 AM
Halter Style? Colors?

I am getting a horse!! If he passes the vet check tommorow morning!

So.. I need a halter for him :)

I don't know which kind/color I should get though.. they are all about the same price, so that's not an object, but I want to choose a nice one :)

Rope Halter:
rope halter.jpg

Regular Nylon Halter:
nylon halter.jpg

What colors go best with a dun/buckskin horse? I need to choose colors for tack and halter/lead :)

He has a warmblood size head, looks sort of like this:

But, all dark brown mane and tail, and no dapples.

Thanks :)
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    09-25-2009, 01:42 AM
Also the last image, is a leather halter.. its quite a bit more expensive, but I might get one later on
    09-25-2009, 06:33 AM
I would definitely recomend a leather halter. They last so much long than nylon ones and don't loose their color. Also, they are much easier to clean as you just clean them like you do any other leather good. This leather halter is only $20 and has pretty good reviews. I might be getting one for myself sometime too.

Suffolk Triple Stitch Halter - Dover Saddlery.
    09-25-2009, 08:11 AM
I personally don't like rope halters anymore. My horse spooked, jumped really fast on side and her nose was hurt by the rope halter really bad (ripped off the big chunk of skin). So now it's a big NO for me. I use nylon, which is nice and flat. I also LOVE the look of leather one, but usually they are more expensive (I have one I may use for shows). I personally think the red or dark brown color on yellow (dun) horse will look really cool.
    09-25-2009, 08:18 AM
This ones also look really cool (IMHO)

Abetta Nylon Halter w-Color Studs-Horse-Black - Yellow - eBay (item 350248649396 end time Oct-04-09 09:08:17 PDT)

Http://www.amazon.com/Royal-King-Braided-Leather-Halter/dp/B002HI8H3K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1253880953&sr=1-1 (OMG! I really want that one!)

TuffRider Plaid Covered Halter Leather Halters Stable HorseLoverZ.com

Braided Leather Halter with Rolled Throat - Brown - Cob Leather Halters Stable HorseLoverZ.com (suspiciously cheap though)
    09-25-2009, 10:59 AM
I would definetly have a different halter as well.. if I had a leather one..
Up here they are like $80 each!

I like the rope halters, but after what you said.. not so sure about them..

I think I should go with the nylon halters.. maybe with jewels or something ;)

I thought red would look nice as well.. what do you think of pink or dark purple?

Even though he is a gelding haha

Thanks for the links!
    09-25-2009, 11:09 AM
I'd ask the people you're buying him off. When I bought my horse they had him in a rope halter, I put him in a nylon and he was very hard to control as he was used to the pressure that the rope halter gives. I've since taught him to work with a nylon halter too but yeah. :)
    09-25-2009, 11:19 AM
I keep all three. I have rope halters for training, a web halter for trailering or just general use. I have a leather halter that is part of my riding tack. Its a halter bridle combo that I have come to love after I got used to it.
Heres Vida in her combo-
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    09-25-2009, 11:21 AM
I don't like the rope halters. For every day I have a nylon halter for my horse and then for trailering and shows she has a leather halter. Any darker colors would look good on a buckskin. I would choose dark blue, dark green or maroon since he's a gelding. Congrats!
    09-25-2009, 11:23 AM
Leather halters aren't easier to clean... you can throw a nylon one in the washing machine. O_O

Personally, I don't think you can ever have too many halters, even if you only have one horse. Ricci has like, six, and Gracie has four? Haha. Ricci has a purple one, a blue one, two yellow nylon ones, a yellow rope halter, and a black with white padding leather one that I just got. Gracie has a hot pink one, a green one, a black leather one, and a gray rope halter.

I like the leather halters, I prefer black, because Ricci just doesn't look good in my friend's brown one, but I also like COLOR. As far as colors go, you can get paint card sample chip things at the local hardware store and figure out what will look best.

Oh, oh, oh! I also like to make sure the chin is adjustable, and the throat latch has a clip. I prefer to unclip the throat latch and take the halter off over my horse's heads. In the event of a barn fire, you will already be pretty worked up, and it would be very easy to stumble with the buckles to get the halter on, wasting precious time. If you leave the throat latch open, it goes over their head, and you don't even have to buckle the throat latch back up, it'll stay on. Just some food for thought. =]

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