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. ive 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. thats 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"