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post #11 of 18 Old 06-06-2012, 10:11 PM
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I don't ever turn Huey out with a halter, but I guess some people do - what is the reason for this? I just think of the 500 things that could go horribly wrong, and they're so frightening that I don't get any further than just thinking about it.
Easier to catch, that's basically the premise :/ I wouldn't do it either.

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post #12 of 18 Old 06-06-2012, 10:36 PM
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Easier to catch, that's basically the premise :/ I wouldn't do it either.
Hrrm. Huey comes when I call him, and a lot of the time, he comes without me needing to call him. He went through a crummy phase late last winter where he didn't want to stand to get haltered, and he had to spend an awful lot of time running laps in his paddock before he decided to stop playing that game. I know it's harder when they're in a huge pasture, but I remember someone saying that they used a golf cart to drive the horse off in that case...same principle, just motor-assisted.
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I had to laugh when I read this post because when I was 1st introduced to rope halters I also thought the person was "nuts." I do have both nylon & rope halters. My rescue mare who is still head shy from being beaten in the head stands perfectly still for a rope halter but throws a fit with a nylon one. Everybody else gets whatever I happen to grab. Basically, they could care less..they just want go out or come in..lol I never turn out with halters on...human convenience? perhaps, but not worth the risk & turn out is a time to just be a horse! not to please me =))
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I don't ever turn Huey out with a halter, but I guess some people do - what is the reason for this? I just think of the 500 things that could go horribly wrong, and they're so frightening that I don't get any further than just thinking about it.
I don't either. Never have, never will. When I spoke of turning horses out with halters, I was referring to the actual act of leading them to the pasture in a nylon vs. a rope halter . Just clearing that up.
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I don't either. Never have, never will. When I spoke of turning horses out with halters, I was referring to the actual act of leading them to the pasture in a nylon vs. a rope halter . Just clearing that up.
No worries - I have seen loose horses wearing halters (although not at my barn...I am pretty sure the BO would have Strong Words to say about that if someone did it), and of course, there are 1,000 pictures in every tack catalog that show loose horses wearing halters too. But I did get confused by the earlier post and thought "horse in turnout" rather than "turnout" as a verb. :)
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Thanks for all the tips I also don't turn the horses out with any halters on and read to never trailer with a rope one either. My yearling seems to do better with a rope halter my CTR mare could care less and the paint depends on her mood.
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post #17 of 18 Old 06-07-2012, 01:54 PM
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Nylon halters are fine if they have a breakaway crownpiece or leather tab.
Yep, that's what I do: nylon with leather strap. I never use rope one for trailering though.

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We have a ton of nylon halters where I work. We have 3 horses that are turned out with halters on. Those three the halters are tied on with a thin leather strip so it breaks if anything happens.

On my personal horse I use a rope halter when training or when she has more than the normal amout of attitude. For bringing in & out of turnout, hand grazing, and trailering it is the nylon one.

Out on the trail I use a biothane halter/bridle combo but usually have a rope one in my bag just in case.

Someday I will have a nice leather one......someday

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