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A rope Halter or regular halter?

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  • Regular halters vs rope halters
  • Rope halters vs bronc rope halters

 
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    04-18-2012, 11:03 PM
  #1
Foal
Arrow A rope Halter or regular halter?

Hey I was wondering if it matters about what kined of halter is best for every day? A rope? Or a regular one like nylon?

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    04-18-2012, 11:06 PM
  #2
Green Broke
It's really just personal preference.. I personally like to use rope halters at home. That said..mine are spoiled and have about 3 halters each..A rope, nylon, and a bronc halter for shows..
     
    04-18-2012, 11:10 PM
  #3
Banned
Oh goodness. I love broncs.

That said, I prefer a rope halter. For me, using the rope halter, I feel like a horse responds and listens better than with a nylon.
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    04-18-2012, 11:11 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Either can be used for everyday activities. We use a nylon or leather when just leading them around. Rope halters are used for training and long trail rides.
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    04-18-2012, 11:12 PM
  #5
Foal
Haha. Yeah mine has like 5 rope halters. I was just wondering if there was a difrence.
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    04-18-2012, 11:37 PM
  #6
Showing
It all depends on your preference and goals. I only ever use rope halters for everything. I do have a few nylons hanging around that haven't seen a horse in years.
     
    04-19-2012, 10:35 PM
  #7
Foal
I tend to use rope halters for training purposes only. Other than that, I usually use nylon or leather halters.
     
    04-19-2012, 10:44 PM
  #8
Trained
I like a halter with a buckle because it's quicker & easier to do up, basically only reason.
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    04-19-2012, 11:37 PM
  #9
Showing
I don't like that the knots are always pressing into the nerves in the horse's face, even without pressure on the halter. I certainly won't ride with one. My concern is permanently damaging the nerves. I've used rope halters and never ever yank when on a horse's head. I like to switch to a flat halter as soon as the horse is listening fairly well.
     
    04-20-2012, 12:10 AM
  #10
Banned
I use rope halters for everything - I used to only use Nylon, but like other have said I feel if there is a way a halter can feel 'more natural' and like you have more control I feel this is why I preffer rope halters to nylon halters.

Saddlebag, not to get on your nerves, but I agree with what you said, about nerves (if used by the wrong person), however NOT all rope halters have that style - the style you talk about is mainly a training halter, and I do not own one of these.

The blue is an example of the Rope Halters I use and own.

The black is an example of what you were talking about.

There are other styles, not all knotted.
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