Originally Posted by gypsygirl
a nylon halter probably wont break unless it has a breakaway strap...
Incorrect. The metal fixings will break, the nylon itself won't. They use break-away halters because it won't take as much pressure to break the leather as it would the metal fixings. And to be more accurate, the metal fixings don't "break" so much as pull apart. A rope halter WILL NOT break, you'd have to cut it. I have seen a horse [an Arab] break out of his nylon halter before, and my little one [300lb -at the time- QH filly] has broken her nylon halter before as well. Neither were break-aways.