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post #1 of 3 Old 03-04-2011, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Acts different with different halters(help)

Ive been training my arab Sinister with a rope halter,I always use that one when he is training and he is an angel never gives me a problem,very respectful,does what i ask with enthusiasm but....As soon as I put his "pretty" halter on him he acts like a idiot( pulls ,trys to run me over stuff like that).Someone suggested adding a rope band behind his ears on the pretty one.Wanted to know what you all thought. Thanks!! DW

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-04-2011, 07:41 AM
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rope halters are thinner, causing more PSI (equal P, less SI, resulting in more PSI) that's why your horse is good in a rope halter.

isolate what exact pressures cause your horse to misbehave in the other halter, then work on getting a nice soft response to those pressures in the rope halter.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-04-2011, 07:52 AM
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Rope halters have two knots for pressure on the nose and two on each side of the jaw. You should be able to get a response from any halter you put on a horse. It is in the give and take method. A rope halter has better control because of the "bite" pressure it has. It can be misused if not handled correctly.

When you use the rope halter, do you use pressure/release? If he does well with pressure and release you should be able to convert that to any halter. I'm not sure if this makes sense but do a lot of pressure/release with both. Good luck
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