Originally Posted by dixieray53
It was my first day meeting her and she meeting me and my horse. So the difference is in the correction time and control ? So why wouldn't you use the rope halter all the time and not own a flat halter ?
Lots of people do exactly that :)
I only use my flat halter when he is on a "break day" -- meaning, no training, no schooling, no real work expected of him. He gets a couple of hours of grooming, handwalking, and maybe gets turned loose in the arena to run around a bit (at his own pace and direction).
When I ride, I always use a rope halter. I ride on the trails a LOT and prefer to keep a rope halter on under the bridle, so it's more convenient for me to just start with a rope halter.
Many people do not do a lot of groundwork with their horses, so don't get very concerned about the correction and control that a rope halter gives.