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    03-13-2012, 12:18 PM
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Foal
Question Halter on or off?!

Do you leave your horses halter on in the field or not? Im trying to decide if I should.....! anything will help! Thanks!
     
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    03-13-2012, 12:28 PM
  #2
Trained
I leave mine off in fields/stalls.
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    03-13-2012, 12:29 PM
  #3
Foal
I will Never leave a halter on in the field or in a stall. I have personally known too many people who did and their horses got hung and died or they caught a back foot in the halter and injured themselves.
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    03-13-2012, 12:29 PM
  #4
Weanling
Always off.
     
    03-13-2012, 12:30 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I always take mine off. If I can't catch my horse without a halter I need to do more ground work.
     
    03-13-2012, 12:30 PM
  #6
mls
Trained
A new horse may wear a halter for a week or so to ensure we can catch and guide into a stall. After that - off.
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    03-13-2012, 12:30 PM
  #7
Foal
It's better to leave your horses halter off because the halter can catch onto something.
     
    03-13-2012, 12:31 PM
  #8
Trained
NO.
There are so many reasons why not to. First horses are accident prone idiots and they will find a way to get hung up in them, even if they are breakways. Second the halters WILL mark their faces and leave rubbed patches, not nice.
I had a poor 25 year old mule brought to me one time and the idiot people had the halter on too tight. It caused a sore which then got infected and then infested with fly/gnat larva! When I got her, her neck was swollen and I started treating immediately with everything known to man, but she was too far gone and we lost her. THE WORST REASON why you should ALWAYS take the halter off.
     
    03-13-2012, 12:32 PM
  #9
Yearling
Always off. But then again, I am the person that doesn't believe in leaving a collar on my dog who lives in the house.
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    03-13-2012, 12:37 PM
  #10
Weanling
Off. My horse is great about being caught most of the time, so I see no reason to leave his halter on. If you do leave the halter on make sure it is a leather or breakaway halter so if it gets caught on something it will snap before your horse can hurt himself.
     

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