Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I rode for about 3 years using a rope halter. For a lot of horses, it is a very good solution. For my mare, it was not. It is easier to communicate with a horse using a bit. Mia is a spooky horse who needs constant assurance from her rider, and I couldn't give her what she needed to be calm using a rope halter. My Appy gelding doesn't mind a bit, but he will ride fine bitless as well.
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."