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    01-26-2012, 12:04 PM
Horses and Halters

This kind of stuck in my craw today, so I thought I would ask and see if I was in the minority or majority.
When I sell a horse, I always sell it with a halter and lead. Always. Be it a ten year old broke mare or a weanling colt, it goes with a halter and lead.
If it's a free horse, okay, I can see saying to the person to bring their own. But when I pay $5000 and then you ask me what I want to do about a halter? Yeah, that annoys me a bit. It's not a huge deal, and I'll obviously send another $40 for the halter and lead but...really?
Anyways, I'm curious. Do you sell with or without a halter?
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    01-26-2012, 12:23 PM
Green Broke
I bought my horse for $850 about a year ago. I went out and got a new halter, just because it was a big deal for me being my first horse and all....but the woman I bought him from did send him home to me with a new halter. She had got it maybe a month or two before I bought the little guy. I did have to bring my own lead rope though :)
    01-26-2012, 12:26 PM
I have always been given the halter with the horse... when I bought it but I also go out and buy a new halter for them so I feel special with an all pretty horse lol and offer to give the halter back for memories sake..

And if I were to sell or give away any of my babies they would go with there halter and lead... just makes sense to me... I guess :/
    01-26-2012, 12:26 PM
If I were shipping a horse to someone using a 3rd party shipper then I would include the halter. If they were coming to my house to pick the horse up then I would expect them to bring thier own. If they didn't I would have no problem giving them one of mine.
    01-26-2012, 12:28 PM
I was given a halter and an *almost* broken lead with Lily, but I brought my own when I went to get her. Soda came with a rope halter/lead, but that was a friend selling him to me..

ETA - If I was selling a horse I'd probably give "their" halter/lead away with them.
    01-26-2012, 12:29 PM
I never sell but any horse I've bought came with a halter or at least one was offered.
    01-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Green Broke
When I have bought a horse, I bought a halter and lead myself before I picked up the horse. I wanted to choose a color I like that went well with the horse. When I traded horses once, we switched the halters and leads, my halter and lead was put on my new little gelding and they put their halter and lead on the mare I traded for the gelding. When I later sold the gelding, I was prepared to surrender a halter and lead to the new owner, but they showed up with a brand new purple halter and lead to fit his beautiful palomino color. So, it really depends on the seller and buyer, I would bring my own tack when buying a horse. I also am willing to let go of tack when selling. My mom is the same way, she brought her own tack when paying the most she ever spent on her stallion last May. She has also given halters and leads to go with horses she has sold. She even stamped a horse's name into a bridle she made (she took a saddle making class a few years ago just for fun) and gave it to the buyers of one of the horses she sold as a freebie -my mom did it because the horse was going to be the birthday present for their horse crazy daughter.
    01-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
If I were shipping a horse to someone using a 3rd party shipper then I would include the halter. If they were coming to my house to pick the horse up then I would expect them to bring thier own. If they didn't I would have no problem giving them one of mine.
That's what I'm doing now. The last two, actually. I have no idea what halters and leads cost in the States?
    01-26-2012, 12:38 PM
Green Broke
My mom taught me it was bad luck to sell a horse without a halter.
Haha We always send the horse with a halter no matter what.
    01-26-2012, 12:41 PM
I give the halters away with the horse, just don't expect it to be a nice halter. I've also always gotten a halter with the horse. I always take a halter and lead with me though in case, and everyone who has bought a horse from me has brought a halter and lead with them or asked if they needed to. I am taking back my halter from my mares new owners when they get their own, $40 fashion halter I am not giving away free. I buy random pretty halters I don't need...
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