How do you know what size halter?

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    06-14-2010, 05:32 AM
How do you know what size halter?

How do you know what size halter to get?

I orderd two halters for my mares and they are way too big. The choices were Cob, Horse and Oversize. I ordered horse. Even with the adjustable crown and nose strap they were WAY too big. Would Cob be too small? My mares are 15 and 16 years old TB's.
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    06-14-2010, 05:34 AM
Green Broke
All of my TBs wear cob sized halters.
    06-14-2010, 06:47 AM
That's what I figured after I tried the halters on them. WAY to big, forunately for me I know several people who will buy them from me or trade. Geez.. I am such a dummy! Lol I should have asked before I bought halters.
    06-14-2010, 06:55 AM
Green Broke
Haha, I did the same thing when I brought my Rexy home. Bought the halter before I had him and bought a horse size, wayyyy too big. I only have 1 horse who fits a horse sized halter and he's a big boofy headed standardbred! Haha
    06-14-2010, 11:29 AM
Yeah, I got them out of the box and thought "oh crap!" lol I have been using the halters at the barn. Bella broke one of the leather halters a few weeks ago but it was old and I was told not to worry about replacing it. I thought I'd get my own and got breakaway halters. Lesson 101 find out what size halter you need before you order. Standredbreds must defintely have big boofy heads if they can fit those halters! They are huge.
    06-14-2010, 12:01 PM
Green Broke
I bought *horse* sized for my QH and she apparently has a BIG ol head! Horse size barely fits onto her, so I am using it for now and have to purchase an oversize for her. I never would have thought a 15H QH would need a gigantic halter.

Brand seems to affect size as well, I have 2 different horse sized ones and while one is a just fit, the other has no hope.
    06-14-2010, 03:10 PM
I just went through the halter dramas. The draft boys (not quite 2yrs) outgrew their large horse halters but were too small for draft size. After several attempts to buy small draft halters and repeatedly getting regular draft, I ended up buying warmblood size and adding holes. I hope their heads don't grow anymore but they probably will.

And I agree.....brands do affect size. Also, some of the brands have HUGE hardware to the point that it looks like a mistake.
    06-14-2010, 03:14 PM
[QUOTE=Delfina;659906]I bought *horse* sized for my QH and she apparently has a BIG ol head! Horse size barely fits onto her, so I am using it for now and have to purchase an oversize for her. I never would have thought a 15H QH would need a gigantic halter.QUOTE]

Hahah... me to. I have appaloosas. And I have Hamilton Horse sized halters. My biggest horse is 14.3 and It fits him fine. They even fit my 3 yr old....

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