Originally Posted by Brittz
I had a conversation about this the other day and found a few people do it differently. When tacking up and putting a bridle on do you leave the halter on ? By this I mean do you undo the nose strap and push back the halter so the horse is still secure? A friend said she just takes the halter off? How do you do it ?
In the USA we don't have the buckle on the nose, it's under the chin so not so easy to undo.
If I have a green horse with a rope halter I put the bridle on then remove the halter by slipping the nose piece through the mouth. I've only done it with a rope halter so I can't say if it would work as easily with a leather or nylon halter.
Normally I slip the halter around the neck or use a lead rope or reins for bridling.