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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 #21 of 35 Old 07-25-2009, 08:58 AM
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I generally wait until nylon halters are shabby looking or not safely functional, usually afer a couple of years. I have, for each horse, one nice leather halter with a nameplate for "Sunday Go To Meetin'" occasions (Shows, vet/farrier, mounted 4-H meetings, when he's clean...). I didn't pay a ton for it, like $40 for the halter and the personalized plate together out of the Dover catalog, and it's a nice piece of tack. I do have a couple of "keepsake" halters in my tackbox: The one that my first horse came with and wore for the first couple of years, and the same horse's personalized leather halter. Never will these go on another horse or be thrown away .

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post #22 of 35 Old 07-26-2009, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by iridehorses View Post
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.
My horse doesn't normally wear a halter unless I'm bringing him from the paddock to the round pen, the farrier or vet is there.

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post #23 of 35 Old 07-26-2009, 05:20 PM
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I mainly use a leather halter for everyday things. I've had my current one for about a year and won't replace it unless it breaks. I also have a spare nylon one, a rope halter, and a leather show halter. Like scoutrider I have some keepsake halters that I will never get rid of.
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post #24 of 35 Old 07-27-2009, 07:40 AM
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Our Horses usually get a new halter every Christmas and then my daughter can sometimes talk me into a new one for her horse when we go to the tack store and she sees a pretty one. But our barn is getting full of halters we don't need so I've got to cut back on this. One kind that I can't buy is the breakaway because my daughters horse knows how to break them on purpose.
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post #25 of 35 Old 07-27-2009, 09:10 AM
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I use my halters until the break. And they usually never break.
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post #26 of 35 Old 07-27-2009, 06:56 PM
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I have two identical yellow nylon halters for my mare, one for all the time, one for when I take her anyway I feel she should be pretty. I don't plan on replacing either until she wears down the one she has. It's been about two years and it's still going strong.

My filly came with a halter, that I'm assuming the owner had for all three babies they've had over the years, but she broke it about two months ago, so I had to get her a new one. So silly me went and spent $40 on a black leather halter that probably won't fit her for very much longer, but it's so pretty! I have a back up for her though, a rope halter.

I definitely think everyone should have at least one extra halter per horse, and you can never have too many lead ropes. =]

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post #27 of 35 Old 07-27-2009, 10:58 PM
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well i usually replace them each year or so, but through out the year, i have 2 that i switch back and fourth between every few months.

my TB mare has a tendency to pull when tied up, and she acutally just broke the one pink and black halter i really liked. :\ i still have the first halter i bought for her, but the throat strap is begining to fray.

right now shes in a really pretty fuschia rope halter. i've only had 2 lead ropes with her.

my little mare i have had for 10 months, and she has 2 halters. one Roma pink/purple padded halter, and i just got her a rainbow rope halter at the auction last week. :)
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post #28 of 35 Old 07-28-2009, 09:39 PM
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My horse just wears an old leather halter as his everyday halter. I clean it every once in awhile although not very often. If we go anywhere off property he wears his show halter (leather halter is super condition with his nameplate). I personally don't like the look of nylon halters. If I used a nylon halter I'd probably get a dark coloured one because I'm guessing light coloured ones would get dirty alot faster.

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post #29 of 35 Old 07-29-2009, 12:11 PM
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I use a nylon halter for turn out because, the pasture can be awfuly mudy and they lose there halters playing halter tag a lot. Then i use a nice leather halter for there stable halter. I have some nylon halters with like a name tag like the key chain type ones they sell at dover sence its easyer for the kids to find lesson horses. So it depends when i get new halters, But, i get my own horse new halters a lot. (for people who don`t know this I work at a horse barn and pretty much run most of it)
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post #30 of 35 Old 07-29-2009, 12:48 PM
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AS long as it lives. The gelding pasture just LOVES halter tag, so it doesn't always last long. Fortunately Ben is the #2 horse in the pasture and usually wins. Painter is right below the "big 3" and rules his little band of youngins, ponies, and general miscreants, so he generally keeps his too. Some horses lose halters every few weeks
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