Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
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.
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