Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
Oh that note I'm also positive the rope halter is going to break sooner than the nylon halter should the horse panic.
Just ask Ruger. When he was learning to tie he broke three.
F you have a good quality rope halter it will not break. I learned this the hard way. The post earlier in this thread where I mentioned Drifter had a weird, random, blind panic moment...he was tied with a quick release knot in his rope halter.
He freaked out SO bad that no one could get near him to undo the knot. He ripped down a standing stall, bent the iron pole that stabilized the structure he was tied too and dragged it 50 feet. The whole time he was screaming his head off, and throwing himself around on the ground. I honestly thought he was having a seizure. He ended up 50 feet from his original spot, half under the fence to the gelding pasture with his rope halter wrapped around his face and in his mouth.
So it was out of of place, but it DID NOT break. In fact, I wish it would have. Maybe it would have helped end his panic sooner. I still use that very same rope halter.