Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
after 25 years of using halters I have come to one conclusion: it really doesnt matter and its a case of personal preference. I've heard all over the place about rope halters this and rope halters that...havent noticed a difference since switching to them to be honest however I do much prefer having a smaller, lighter halter on my guys. Lets face it, we put so much gadgetry on them that is so unnatural why stick a thicker, heavier halter on them when it really serves no more purpose other than using a stud chain :roll: there are only extreme circumstances where a stud chain is needed and in those instances fair enough. Its hardly a reason for not using rope ones though. That's just circumstantial convenience.
I have found nothing to be a problem using a rope halter. Tying up: fine. Leading: fine. Lunging: fine. Using the halter for pull and release (submission) is better than nylon as he does respond much quicker with the rope.
Even though I find little difference I prefer the rope halters.
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"