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post #11 of 29 Old 09-25-2009, 12:51 PM
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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. :)
I don't think personally that rope halter is the answer in all cases. I can tell 100% from personal experience that on my nervous jumpy paint it made everything much, much worse, and her being really bad up to the point of injuring herself. I do agree it works for some horses really well though. It worked pretty good on my qh (although I don't use it on her too anymore). With good ground work you don't really need all that equipment (halters with pressure points (see CA and such) and so on). But again it's just IMO. :)

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post #12 of 29 Old 09-25-2009, 01:42 PM
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If that is your horse in the avatar, OP, then that rope halter is tied too low and actually can cause injury.
I used to manage a dude ranch, and one of my employees tied a horse up with its rope halter tied too low, like in your avatar. Thank God I had my knife that day; the horse spooked and started to pull back. The halter slipped down until the noseband was down over its nostrils, and it was cutting off the oxygen supply. I cut him free, and he was good.... but did I ever have a good talk with everyone.

My point is that most people tie rope halters incorrectly... better off getting a nylon one with pre-punched holes :)


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I found a really pretty halter with a Southwestern design for Toby at my local TSC



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I have a dun (Lillie) and blues and reds don't look real well on her. (I've tried 'em!)

I think the more jeweled tones look better (purples, dark greens and black).

Now I have a weanling palomino filly coming and I'm not sure what color would go well with her.

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I found a really pretty halter with a Southwestern design for Toby at my local TSC



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That's a nice one! I may visit my TSC too. Lol! I have a feel for nice flashy halters...
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I personally love bright colours, so I'd put any of these on him- Tackwholesale.com : Quality Tack & Equestrian Supplies : Weaver Graphite Adjustable Halter [35-6835]
I think the lime would look the best.
I would go for a nylon halter if I were you. I have one rope halter that I use for everyday stuff, but they aren't good for tying the horse, so I have a collection of nylon halters.
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Just an FYI, leather halters are not easy to clean. And they build up gunk like you wouldnt believe.
I wouldnt get a rope halter, unles you KNOW how the horse is when being led in different situations. And they are NOT good for horses when being tied.
A regular nylon halter is the way to go IMO.

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Just an FYI, leather halters are not easy to clean. And they build up gunk like you wouldnt believe.
I wouldnt get a rope halter, unles you KNOW how the horse is when being led in different situations. And they are NOT good for horses when being tied.
A regular nylon halter is the way to go IMO.
I'm curious if you can elaborate?


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post #19 of 29 Old 09-26-2009, 09:13 PM
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I found a really nice Havana brown leather halter for shows on horseloverz for only $10.70. I read the reviews, they were all good, so I ordered one. I LOVE it. I also have a large collection of nylon and nylon breakaways with leather crownpieces, also from horseloverz, ranging from $5-$12. Good luck!
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I have all types of halters; rope, nylon, and leather.

For training I always use a rope halter, but not necessarily one with extra knots.

As the horse becomes more responsive, I will use nylon, or leather, on them, as well. If they get 'strong' I will put the rope halter back on for a brief reminder to keep soft.

For tying and cross-tying, I usually always use a nylon halter.

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