Originally Posted by kathyk
Hi..I just bought a 9 year old mare that has had minimal ground handling/riding for the past 2 years. The other day I haltered her and led her to the fence, where, after eating some tasty treats, she decided she was done, turned around and headed off. I still had the lead rope and as I was kinda flung to the end of it, she started trotting away. I had to drop the lead, but went after her and she stood to let me come up. I am bringing her to my boarding barn tomorrow and will have her take some lessons in ground handling, should I get a rope halter for more control?
Yes... I recommend rope halter for this mare. The knots act as little pressure fingers whereas a nylon web is flat and a horse can easily pull away as there is even pressure (if you want to call it that..) everywhere.
It'll make the cues for her while leading so much more clear than with web.. just my experience. Please don't get hurt!
Originally Posted by Joe4d
i go to lowes or west marine and for less than $20 you can get any color or type of rope you want. Takes me all of 10 minutes to tie one. The first one took me a couple hours or two but it is really simple once you get the hang of it, I ddont use nose Knots, seams like they would hurt pretty bad. The last one I used 1/8 green cord from walmart did a 3 braid, then tied it, cost six bucks.
48 bucks for a rope halter ? Wow, talk about riding a name brand.
How?? That looks so cool!!!!