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View Poll Results: How often do you get your horse a new halter?
Less then 6 months 5 14.29%
Every Year 6 17.14%
Every 2 years 5 14.29%
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post #11 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jillyann View Post
Unless someone is really into going big or going home, I dont understand why some people get the $100+ leather halters. I spent 20$ on my nylon halter, and it has lasted (and is still lasting) me a good 2 years. And you could buy a new nylon/synthetic halter AND lead rope every year, and still not pay as much for ONE leather halter? I just dont see the point. hah yeah it looks a little sharper, but thats about it?
I just prefer Leather on my horse. Nylon halters don't last me very well, and I get tired of them quick. Leather just looks classy. I won't spend $125 again. My Horsefare halters were in the $60-80 range, and lasted a good 5 years looking great, and still are working for my friend's horses.
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post #12 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 05:33 PM
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LOL, it's not about "replacing" so much as adding to the collection. In the past year we have purchased no fewer than 5 halters for Aero (those are the ones that I can think of at the moment). My daughter and I have a bad habit of "just looking" in the tack section ever chance we get.
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post #13 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 07:11 PM
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Yeah, I don't replace my halters until they show signs of being structurally compromised. If the buckles start to wear/crack or the tongue gets bent, then I will get a new one. Though for the last few years, I have only bought rope halters and I still have the first one that is in pretty good condition. A little dirty and stiff but still very functional. There are some nylon halters hanging in the tack room that are almost as old as I am that still work though. LOL. I think one of the reasons our tack lasts so long is that the humidity is so low here.

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post #14 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 07:14 PM
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When we got Aero for my daughter, my sister sent a gift over - a box filled with tack items from when I was a little girl with my own horse. The nylon halters were still useable (and it was kind of neat to have it all)
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post #15 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 10:45 PM
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Willow doesn't wear a halter when she is turned out in the field during the summer, so when I bring her in for a ride I just use the rope halter my friends mom made for me. If shes in heat and being cranky, I'll put her purple nylon halter on and a chain lead rope and do some ground work with her. During the winter when she comes in at night, she wears a cheap old one that is loose enough that she doesn't lose all her facial hair.
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post #16 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 10:55 PM
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I use leather, so never :)

Unless it is really bad like, broken or something.

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post #17 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 11:35 PM
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I usually buy my halters at local auctions and stuff... those "A dollar for a box of stuff that is mostly junk and we don't really know what half of it is" deals. So we have a handful of halters for each of the horses.
Ruby's last halter lasted her about three years before she busted it... Bandit outgrew his last halter a year ago after two-ish years of use, and then I gave it to Dante, who's just outgrowing his left and right. Tanner and Magic are still in the same halters I put them in when I bought them a year ago.
2-Pak is the exception. He has two halters that have survived the nine years we've owned him, one in still good condition besides some dirt and a touch of rust on some of the hardware. The other he's broken twice, and both times I've had it fixed. He's really hard on halters; I'm considering buying him one of those heavy duty bronc halters.
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post #18 of 35 Old 07-24-2009, 11:40 PM
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Colorful Lot of 6 Gatsby Classic Nylon Halters - Black, Hunter, Navy, Purple, Red, Royal - Horse Nylon Halters Stable

We have also bought the deal above before. One of these halters(we didn't purchase the package from here, but same brand) lasted us a few years. This is a great deal because it comes with all six and all in different colors so you can color code. It comes in Horse, Cob, and Mini. VERY good deal(sorry to be off topic, but I wanted to suggest this. lol) Mind you it is no Weaver halters, but it is for sure worth more than it is priced for.

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post #19 of 35 Old 07-25-2009, 07:20 AM
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I don't use my halters very hard. The only time I do is when I am tacking up, the vet or the farrier is here, or when I just want to hand walk my guys. I had been using Hamilton halters for years and probably have one or two that are over 15 years old. I used to use leather also but it was simpler to use a heavy duty doubled nylon one - easy to wash too.

A few years ago I switched over to using rope halters and rarely use the other kind any more.

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post #20 of 35 Old 07-25-2009, 07:41 AM
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I haven't had to replace my bright red halter yet, but if it starts to look like its gonna go then I'll ditch it. Because I ride with mine on him when Im riding bareback sometimes, I like to make sure its going to hold. Although mines only 5 months old. I've also got a spare one, we believe its purple.

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