Riding with a halter - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 02:57 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
I ride my 9 year old gelding in a halter (rope) he is very responsive to it. I only ride him in the arena (haven't ventured out yet) but I dont think that would cause too much of a problem if/when we do. He too was an ex-lesson/trail/camp horse and my fiance and I felt the need to give him a break from the bit, and in turn we saw the Gem much preferred going bitless.

I did ride my (at the time) 4 year old mare in the same rope halter and I just felt it was a diaster waiting to happen. We have not tried it since.

I also briefly rode my qh gelding with nothing on, but it was more for just a "lets chill and relax" then any actual work. I let him go where he wanted.

I did get a bosal for him but I have yet to use it. Saving that for the Spring.
appylover31803 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 03:02 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 11,580
• Horses: 1
Yeah, you could say that. I think if you have reins/rope hooked to the sides of the halter, it's kinda like a bridle. Except bitless of course.

Ride more, worry less.
PoptartShop is online now  
post #13 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 03:56 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,203
• Horses: 2
I think only the well trained horses would respond to your seat and weight on their back because I know for a fact that growing up with a horse and riding with a halter my poor mare only making sense of what I was asking of her by the pressure on her halter

Most of us tend to be pretty obvious with our aids when riding bareback and I think only the REALLY well trained horses are going to be responding only to your seat, a recent video posted which would be a good example of that. Just tried to look for it on this forum but could not find it. It was the video of a gal riding bareback in a hay field cut down on a bay?? I believe?

if anyone what video I'm talking about, love some help
my2geldings is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 08:54 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 197
• Horses: 3
A horse we used to have was among the group of dead broke, bombproof horses. He'd always go as far back in the grass pasture as possible and wouldn't feel like coming up for feed time so I'd have to run out there with my halter and lead and go get him. I'd set him by a stump or something and climb on and just ride him up with the lead attached to the middle ring.

I tried to do this with Gizmo the other day when I was out walking him in the snow but failed lol. I was on the roundbales and trying to get him to get close enough so I could get on but he'd be just that teensy bit out of reach. Sure, I could have gotten on him all right but I'd have dropped down onto his back and struggled a bit. He's only four and I didn't feel like it was worth the risk of freaking him out having me just drop down from a high place onto his back so I reluctantly just lead him back. I will do it one day soon though. xD

Got spurs?
Mira is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 01-14-2009, 08:05 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jubilee Rose View Post
But then my mare suddenly realized.. I don't have a bit in my mouth, and started to take advantage of it.
Same with my mare. As long as she found out she can start graze and I couldn't stop her at all in halter (she's very head strong) she took advantage of me. So I do ride occasionally in ring, but not on trails anymore...
kitten_Val is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 01-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pellston Mi
Posts: 957
• Horses: 3
Riding in a rope halter is much more effective then riding in a flat nylon or leather halter. It provides pressure to delicate pressure points on the face and top of the poll, like a hackamore. I have started green horses with rope halters, and they have done great. When they start to push through it then you move them into a simple O ring snaffle or D snaffle and incorporate that with the commands of the rope halter. It works really well, and the horses come off working well out of the halter.

Shaneequah, 1998 gaited Bashkir CurlyxArab mare
Treyue, 1999 3-gaited Icelandic gelding
Loki, 2001-2015 Icelandic gelding
Curly_Horse_CMT is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 01-14-2009, 09:24 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orange County, NY
Posts: 776
• Horses: 1
I ride my gelding Liberty bareback with a halter all the time, he responds to it really well. We go out on trail rides with it, and ive even jumped him over a 2' course like that, its fun!
BurningAmber520 is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 01-14-2009, 11:14 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Posts: 2,462
• Horses: 8
I ride my mare and colt with a halter and lead every so often... My colt is still learning to respond to seat and let commands, and since he isn't ridden on a schedule (he's a coming three year old and he's ridden maybe once a month). My mare has never been ridden with seat/leg cues, but I'm trying to get her used to them slowly... it's not working too well (lol) so riding her with a halter is always a challenge.

Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (22 y/o TWH mare), Dakota (10 y/o TWH gelding) & Codie (18 y/o Walkaloosa gelding)
Britt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you get a halter horse back into halter shape?? shermanismybaby3006 Horse Training 9 03-06-2012 12:08 AM
Dually Halter RusticWildFire Horse Training 6 01-30-2009 07:22 PM
Halter Class? kim_angel Horse Shows 13 11-22-2008 11:20 AM
Help me find a new halter Vidaloco Horse Tack and Equipment 11 09-06-2008 12:45 AM
Riding in halter? phantom Horse Tack and Equipment 15 05-24-2008 06:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome