Riding with a halter?

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Natural Horsemanship

Riding with a halter?

This is a discussion on Riding with a halter? within the Natural Horsemanship forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Riding in a halter
  • "natural horsemanship" + "riding with a halter"

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-03-2012, 07:44 AM
Riding with a halter?

Okay so I rode for the first time in a halter today I also think it was the first time for my mare as well. It was only for about 5-10 mins and I think it went quite well.
I have a few questions though as I'm not exactly sure I did it right, what sort of halter do you use? Which is better? Do you use reins or just the lead rope and how and where do you attach them? Lol yes I'm a noob
Sponsored Links
    06-03-2012, 08:18 AM
Green Broke
It all depends on the horse. How responsive or soft is the horse? If they are very soft and give easily, then using a regular nylon or leather halter is fine. If they fight a little, then I would use the rope halter. Some horses I wouldn't ride in one, at least not out on a trail. Going from the pasture to the barn or back, not as much of a problem. I've used rope, nylon and leather halters going back and forth to the barn. I've only used a rope one on one horse out and about.

Usually, I just use the lead rope. The rope is left clipped under the chin and tie the other end there too.
Posted via Mobile Device
    06-03-2012, 10:13 AM
I've used several variations of a sidepull halter. My rein is 8-10 feet of rope with snaps at both ends. For leading from the ground, I attach one end in the normal spot. For riding, I attach the rein to the loops on the sides of the halter.
    06-04-2012, 08:14 AM
I use a rope halter and a 12ft lead, provides me with heaps of communication. I used to ride prin just now and then in a buckle halter and nylon lead attached to the side rings but have so much more control in the rope!
    06-04-2012, 10:20 PM
Thanks everyone :)
I rode again with a halter yesterday, I've been using a nylon one and she responds pretty well so I think I'll just stick with that for now.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Riding with Halter & Leadrope? Almond Joy Horse Riding 18 01-27-2012 10:02 PM
Riding with Halter on nyg052003 Horse Tack and Equipment 6 08-03-2011 11:12 PM
Riding in a halter. flytobecat Horse Training 10 06-09-2011 09:30 AM
Riding with a halter heartscontent Horse Training 17 01-14-2009 11:14 AM
Riding in halter? phantom Horse Tack and Equipment 15 05-24-2008 06:22 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0