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post #11 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 05:09 PM
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I actually have never gotten one with a horse either. But When I sold my TB I gave them the halter, lead line, some treats, hoof shine, and his bit.
But the only reason we gave all of that is because we had no use for it as we didn't have any other horses at the time and weren't planning on getting any.
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post #12 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 05:17 PM
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I always thought it was a law as well but the last horse I bought at an auction when I went back to check him out they had taken his halter. So I had to go buy one. I ALWAYS provide a halter when someone picks up a horse from me.

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post #13 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 05:25 PM
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We usually mention during the purchase if they're going to provide a halter or not, usually the seller provides one, but it's not "rare" for someone not to provide a halter. Common courtesty, in this market, is to provide at least a $5 freebie halter. Heck, Lenox came with a halter/lead rope, a big box of treats, and a water bucket full of fly sprays, grooming supplies, etc.

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post #14 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 05:33 PM
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Mystery, the blind Arabian, came with a tote that had her fly mask, lead rope, brushes, some treats, some food and a CD of pictures of her.

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post #15 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 05:48 PM
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Mystery, the blind Arabian, came with a tote that had her fly mask, lead rope, brushes, some treats, some food and a CD of pictures of her.
That's really sweet!

Ok, I hadn't thought about it but my gelding came with a bale of hay and a gallon Ziplock of grain that was a custom mix I cannot get, so she wanted to make sure I had enough to transition him. No halter though! She did offer to "loan" me one.... she's 2 hours away! I would have had a 4 hour drive to return it or I could have mailed it back. Apparently halters must not be included in sales around here though because my trainer made sure I brought a few.

It somewhat silly if you think about it. Halters aren't exactly expensive, I've got a half dozen or so between my two horses. My trainer even found several buried in the walls of the barn when she remodeled, so you'd think that a cheap but functional one would be included when you purchase a horse.
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post #16 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 05:57 PM
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I've always gotten a halter with the horse. A cheap old nasty looking halter, but I'd do the same. Im not sending a good halter away.But always bring a halter along anyway
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post #17 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 09:57 PM
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In my (short) experience, when you buy a horse, you provide the halter and lead rope. If you don't, you'll most likely get sent off with the oldest halter and lead the seller can find.

I am pleasantly suprised when I am given a halter and lead along with the horse.

I don't really care either way though. It's highly likely that I'll pick out a color for the purchased horse and buy them a new halter/lead set anyways or use one that I already have that I like. =P

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post #18 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 10:35 PM
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If I'm buying, I bring my own halter and lead because I know how stingy some people can be.

If I'm selling, my horses all have their own color coordination thing going on, so I'll usually include both halters (because I have a rope and nylon halter for each one) as well as a lead. Also, if it's a new owner, I'll go ahead and include a couple of brushes and some stuff that a new owner probably wouldn't think of (cheap things, of course) because I want those horses to be well taken care of.

I had no idea it was a law in some states, though. Good to know. :)

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post #19 of 28 Old 02-03-2011, 10:41 PM
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It's law here to provide a halter and lead with the sale of a horse.

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post #20 of 28 Old 02-04-2011, 12:26 AM
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Interesting. I have rarely (but occationally) gotten a halter w/ a horse I've bought (I can only remember once, but won't swear that's the only time). I've sold very few, the last I sold was my mule and I did send her halter, she was the only one it fit, I did not send one with my pony, mostly because what I'd been using on her was alittle big and figured they'd be able to get something that fit her better, past that I just can't remember. I'm going to sell my mini and I'll be sending everything mini that I have because he's the only mini I have left.
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