It needs to be oiled badly, and the silver needs to be cleaned, as does the chain part of the lead. It looked big enough to fit Aires, but I figured if it didn't, I could always resell it for A LOT more than I paid for it. Anyway, it fits Aires perfectly on the biggest settings. Lol I was surprised that it adjusts on both sides of the nose, along the bottom of the throat (between the noseband and throatlatch...the chin, I guess?), and on both sides of the head.
So, here it is. I haven't cleaned it up yet or oiled it.
And on the boy (crappy cell phone pic, but I forgot my camera this morning):
So, on to my questions...
1) I know I can use my Skidmore's leather cream on the leather parts. What can I use to clean the silver/hardware? Anything special?
2) I'll try to get better pics on Monday, but does it look like it fits him okay? It's not tight, exactly, but it's not overly loose.
3) The chain part of the lead is really rusted. Do you think I could just use like an SOS pad to clean that up?
4) This halter seems more like a western-style halter and Aires is definitely not a stock-type horse...do you think it'd be okay to use for English halter classes?