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        09-27-2009, 12:46 AM
      #21
    Showing
    Love love love my leather halter. Very easy to care for, very easy to keep clean and it will break if he gets in trouble.
         
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        09-27-2009, 04:16 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    I have a dun and I think that green looks really nice on him..especially dk green. I have a dk green halter with southwest design that looks so nice on him but it is too big so I don't use it. I also have a brown/black that matches his colors.
    I have misc. Halters too, leather show halters, nylon, breakaways and rope.
    For trailiering I use the breakaway (just in case) and for general use I use the nylon . I never tie my horses solid with a rope halter, I mainly use it for ground work if I do tie them with it I use the Blocker Tie Ring.Blocker Tie Ring

    Whatever you choose make sure it fits your horse correctly ...
         
        09-27-2009, 05:11 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    I'm curious if you can elaborate?

    Elaborate on what parts? I know I wasnt that clear when I wrote that. I was in a hurry. Sorry!
         
        09-28-2009, 08:32 PM
      #24
    Showing
    No such thing as too many halters Why not get one or two or three of each? Since I have been in a "loose horses on the railroad tracks" situation, I keep halters/lead in easy reach at all times. Rope halters are cheap. You can get 3 or 4 of them and they're easy to grab on the way out the door.
         
        09-28-2009, 09:16 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Joining this kind of late.

    Horses should NEVER be tied anywhere with rope halters. They aren't made for that. The 'knots' on a rope halter aren't there for decoration. They are pressure points. When teaching a horse ground manners, space, yeildeing, the rope halters come in handy for helping with that (when I use them, I take off that dinky lead rope and replace is with a 10-12" nylon rope (i remove the metal clip and loop it on). So I recommend not to use a rope halter unless training.

    I would get a regular nylon halter. They come is so many colors, can be personalized. I ususally by the Weaver brand, myself. But that's just me. I think the color that would go best with him would be like a.... lime green. =]

    I have never used a leather halter.
         
        09-28-2009, 09:29 PM
      #26
    Zab
    Yearling
    Rope halers are for training.

    Nylon works well and will break too (at least the cheap ones..my horses break them without even trying..*sigh* Breaks much easier than the eather ones, but nylon might give burns) but leather is nicer to use..just because :)

    I'd say go for black tack, it's easy to find tack in the right color if you need new ones, with brown it always seems to be different shades of brown..and black looks nice.
    Dark brown can be really good looking too :)
         
        09-29-2009, 07:05 PM
      #27
    Trained
    JDI, I think Jillyann was responding to the poster who had said leather halters were easier to clean. In which case, it's not true, because you can throw a nylon one in the washer. That doesn't mean it isn't easy to clean, just not AS easy, lol. I'm just assuming, so Jillyann can feel free to bash me for intruding, but I wanted to throw that in there anyway.

    And Zab, somehow I've managed to end up with an exact match for my entire tack collcetion in havanna brown. Well, the girth is a darker brown, but I've never even seen one in the havanna brown. But my saddle, bridle, stirrup leathers, and breat collar all match perfectly, and I didn't buy anything together. I would have gone with black, but the saddle was free, and it fits my horse and I perfectly, and I simply can't afford a whole new set of tack in black when I have perfectly good one. =]
         
        09-29-2009, 07:58 PM
      #28
    Zab
    Yearling
    You're lucky! :O
         
        09-29-2009, 10:57 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    I like black tack too, I have a black western saddle and it looks nice with everything : )
         

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