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    05-13-2008, 09:48 AM
  #11
Trained
Seems to me the rings on the side of the halter would be the logical place to put the reins. But since you seem to have wreckless abandon it might work out to attach them to the bottom. I would think that if your horse only neck reins that it may be handy to hook it on the bottom ring to get the pull angle so the horse would want to bring its nose in instead of pulling the halter up on the sides. I hope I wrote this so it makes sence... it was in reference to pulling for whoa. Anyways...good luck let us kow how it turns out!
     
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    05-13-2008, 09:52 AM
  #12
Green Broke
If he racks, definitely put them on the side - if he trots and racks, put them on the side if you want a rack and at the bottom if you want a trot
     
    05-21-2008, 12:38 PM
  #13
Foal
I've got a friend who sometimes rides in a halter - for reins she just tied the end of a lead rope back to the other side. Yeah, maybe a bit bulky, but I've seen rope halters with rings tied into the knots on either side of the nose.
     
    05-22-2008, 04:03 AM
  #14
Weanling
I ride my horse with a halter, a rope halter much like the one Bucky's Buddy is wearing below. I attach the leadrope so both are attached to the loop under her chin. I.e. The usual place for leading a horse

However, I trained my horse to be ridden in a halter as she hates a bridle. I suggest doing some ground work to make sure your horse doesn't get confused when you ride him in a halter before getting on.

I'm not sure that a halter is really a solution to your problem though, if he's going to pull and be really strong, he'll do it in a halter or bridle. I think its more of a training issue you'll need to work through with him.
     
    05-23-2008, 11:53 AM
  #15
Foal
You could give this a try... Tammy at : Tammysropetack@aol.com makes rope halters and different style bitless bridle/halters. Also her website is www.Tammysropetack.com . I don't know if she has pics. Of the cross under the jaw type there (she didn't when I ordered it) but she'll email you a picture of one that she made like that so you can see how she does it. I like that style.
You can email her and she'll make you what you ask for....she's very nice. I asked for one styled like Dr. Cooks cross under the jaw type and that's what she made me in the colors I wanted. Price was 28.00 and that included the shipping. So it's a good way to try it out before buying the expensive Dr. Cooks or something similar.
I can't say enough about how great my horse was with it. Neck reining,stopping,turning etc. all was the same as with a bit. I just rode like there was one there. I posted under a "bitless bridle" post here and so have others if you haven't seen it and want more opinions.
     
    05-24-2008, 06:22 PM
  #16
Foal
I bought this bitless halter bridle that has more of a hackamore style noseband to help if your horse is not a responsive "stopper":

http://www.sunsethalters.com/dbbitless.php

I really like riding in this set up personally though I also ride in a bit and in a halter... all interchangeably.
     

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