And needing a halter to catch your horse? How is that bad? How else are you supposed to lead them? Sure, I could throw a lead rope around Victor's neck and he'd walk just fine, but halters are just easier. And safer and more secure. Everybody uses them. And apparently they don't hurt the horses. Amazing. My horses come up to me in the pasture and they nicker when they see me coming. It seems like they're fond of me, despite the nasty halters and cross ties.