I was thinking a few days ago about halters (deep, I know). And one thing that came to mind with it is how it seems, in my part of the world
, that the type of halter used depends a lot on demographics, discipline and breed.
So I thought it'd be interesting to kind of get a bit of a discussion going about the types of halters we all use.
The type of halter I use depends mostly on the horse. I come from a rather large cattle ranch in North Dakota, so we have quite a few horses. We also have Arabians and Tennessee Walking Horses (odd for ranch horses, I know lol). My three main horses are an 8 year old arab gelding, 14 year old arab gelding, 28 year old arab gelding, and a 5 year old TWH.
For the 8 year old and the 5 year old I use rope halters. This is mainly because the 5 year old has problems with ground manners and we find it easier to "control" her with a rope halter because it has more of a "bite" to it. While my 8 year old on the other hand is down right afraid of nylon halters because of the clinking noise they make (this is due to an accident when he was very young).
The two older geldings we use nylon halters. I honestly think this is just because my mother prefers nylon halters (she thinks they look nicer) and they really have no real need for a rope halter.
So your turn! What type of halter do you use on your horses?