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post #1 of 16 Old 11-27-2010, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question Favorite Rope Halter?

Hello, I know this is kind of a tack question, but I figured I would ask the NH folks instead as it is normally a NH piece of tack correct? I got to try one today on my mare and I loved it! I think it was a Clinton Anderson one. However before I run out and buy one of his I figured I would ask anyway.

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I honestly think that the halters that trainers sell are ridiculously overpriced. You can find the exact same quality for tons cheaper if you just look around.

Now that that has been said. I really like the Mustang brand rope halters. They are well made, readily available, and best of all, they don't cost an arm or a leg.
Here is one of theirs that has the knotted noseband like what CA usually uses.
Mustang Knotted Rope Training Halter - Horse.com

And here are the regular ones.
ROPE HALTER & LEAD-Big Dee's Tack & Vet Supply

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I honestly think that the halters that trainers sell are ridiculously overpriced. You can find the exact same quality for tons cheaper if you just look around.

Now that that has been said. I really like the Mustang brand rope halters. They are well made, readily available, and best of all, they don't cost an arm or a leg.
Here is one of theirs that has the knotted noseband like what CA usually uses.
Mustang Knotted Rope Training Halter - Horse.com

And here are the regular ones.
ROPE HALTER & LEAD-Big Dee's Tack & Vet Supply
I like the Mustang one, but I worry about it not having a size option. My horse is a draft cross and uses an XL Nylon halter. I know you have drafts too, what do you use on them?
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Ah. I have got a couple of older rope halters that have been stretched out some by horses that thought fighting was a good idea that I use on my drafties and they work fine. I hear you about the sizing options though. It's hard to find good quality stuff big enough for those huge honking heads LOL.

Though I don't have any of their halters, I do have a mecate rein set and a sport rein set from these folks and I am very impressed with the quality of them.
Rope Halters at horsefriendly.com Tack Shop

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I hear you about the sizing options though. It's hard to find good quality stuff big enough for those huge honking heads LOL.
Man, her head is huge! However, so is mine! Lol! I found a local lady that makes them for $17.00. They look just like the fancy pants trainers ones. I found her through a local trainers barn. Score!
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Score indeed.

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I got a matching halter and leadrope from Cypress Ropes.

It's probably too far for you, but I liked them a lot. I took three measurements of my horses head and sent it in and when it arrived it was a perfect fit.
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I made Lacey a few rope halters and I really prefer them over any store bought rope halter I've used. I suppose it depends on what you're looking for, if you want a stiffer halter, store bought is the way to go. Mine are a little softer but after some use (I made her first one 3 years ago and it's my favorite) they seemed to kind of conform to her face and get a bit stiffer in certain areas.

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I have not been aware of the myriad of choices out there. I have a Diamond D halter ( I think that's what it's called . . Or is it "double D"?) I prefer a rope halter that has a fair amount of stiffness to it, not the stiffest ones, but not the ones that just droop when you hold 'em.
The Dually Halter sucks. It doesn't release fast enough and puts pressure all over the face at the slightest resisitence.
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I have not been aware of the myriad of choices out there. I have a Diamond D halter ( I think that's what it's called . . Or is it "double D"?) I prefer a rope halter that has a fair amount of stiffness to it, not the stiffest ones, but not the ones that just droop when you hold 'em.
The Dually Halter sucks. It doesn't release fast enough and puts pressure all over the face at the slightest resisitence.
Oh that does suck! Thanks for the tip. BTW, Love the drawing in your avatar!
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