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post #1 of 115 Old 01-10-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Rope Halters?

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I know someone asked about the handy stick, but what about all these Parelli and Anderson Rope Halters? Are they truly superior to regular rope halters or?

I don't want to be cheap, but I don't want to get ripped off either!

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post #2 of 115 Old 01-10-2011, 02:43 PM
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I looked them up and they look identical to the ones that I can go and buy at our local UFA feed store.

I bought mine there four years ago and it still is going strong.

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THey are pretty much the same thing. I looked at them both hand in hand and they ARE the same, The only difference is the color and the type of rope. The handy stick /whip aren't the same thing but work the same and equally. The handy stick can have the rope de attached, and that's the only difference.
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post #4 of 115 Old 01-11-2011, 04:41 PM
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I know the CA halter has 2 extra knots along the nose that the rope halters at the local TSC don't have. Yes, that's a difference, but I refuse to pay that much more for 2 knots. I'm not sure if the Parelli version has extra knots or not...

I have a $6 rope halter from TSC, and I don't have one complaint about it. I'm more than willing to work with "substandard" equipment and have ~$85 more dollars in my bank account. My horses don't seem to care one way or the other.

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I make my own, they work just as well as the advertised Parelli and CA ones.
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As previously mentioned, the Clinton Anderson rope halters have two additional strategically placed knots that act on pressure points on the horse's nose when you put pressure on the halter. This is a big difference from the regular rope halters. I really find these knots do help out, they help the horse to understand what is being asked from the get-go. The CA halters are also made out of a stiffer rope, which I like. It makes the halter not feel so flimsy. I have a couple of CA halters (from when they weren't so darn expensive!) that have lasted me for several years. I would definitely take a CA halter over a regular one!

I use a regular rope halter with my yearling, and while it works for now, I plan to get him a CA halter soon. While it might be expensive, it will easily last for most of his life!

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I have used both Clinton Anderson and cheap tack store rope halters and they worked the same.
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As previously mentioned, the Clinton Anderson rope halters have two additional strategically placed knots that act on pressure points on the horse's nose when you put pressure on the halter. This is a big difference from the regular rope halters. I really find these knots do help out, they help the horse to understand what is being asked from the get-go. The CA halters are also made out of a stiffer rope, which I like. It makes the halter not feel so flimsy. I have a couple of CA halters (from when they weren't so darn expensive!) that have lasted me for several years. I would definitely take a CA halter over a regular one!

I use a regular rope halter with my yearling, and while it works for now, I plan to get him a CA halter soon. While it might be expensive, it will easily last for most of his life!

You can get just regular, relatively cheap rope halters with knots as well. I have just started noticing them around here. Usually it's just a plain rope halter or one with a rawhide nose thing (After all of these years I just realized I don't know the parts of a halter ).

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The only difference is the fact that some big name in the horse world is slapped on there as opposed to the exact same thing at a local tack store.
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You can get just regular, relatively cheap rope halters with knots as well. I have just started noticing them around here. Usually it's just a plain rope halter or one with a rawhide nose thing (After all of these years I just realized I don't know the parts of a halter ).


Oh really? I haven't seen any regular ones with the extra knots. I've seen the ones with the wider rawhide-type nose though.

The CA halters just have a nicer feel to me... I would choose them regardless of his name being on them.

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