They are expensive because they are carrying the CA name! They in fact are no better than a $10 extra knotted rope halter you can find on ebay
.. he claims that the "stiffness in his halter is what helps with training, mines more on the floppy side (when not on a horse ) and it works JUST FINE.
$70 is flipping rediculous for any halter! (show halters being the exception) and lead combo..craziness right there!