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post #111 of 115 Old 05-24-2011, 09:43 AM
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Gimme a day or so and I can find some instructions on how to adjust the halters and I'll PM it to ya

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post #112 of 115 Old 05-25-2011, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by SamboStar View Post
Gimme a day or so and I can find some instructions on how to adjust the halters and I'll PM it to ya
That'd be great! Thanks.
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post #113 of 115 Old 05-30-2011, 03:07 AM
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I like the stiffness and quality of the CA halters, though the older ones with quick release clasp's are better than the cheap clasp he's selling now.

but no they are not worth quite what he charges for them, even though tying halters is a bit labor intensive and requires about 20 feet of the rope.

I've priced the raw rope, the halter rope is fairly inexpensive but the lead rope isn't a cheap rope picked up at the farm and ranch store, its made to tie up your large yacht
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post #114 of 115 Old 06-07-2011, 01:21 PM
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The advantage to the Clinton Anderson rope halters, in my opinion is twofold:

First, the additional knots do provide a bit more pressure to get and keep your horse's attention.

Second, they are made from much stiffer rope which also provides more feedback and pressure for the horse.

That being said - don't pay the prices Clinton Anderson asks for them. You can find rope halters that are identical to the CA brand - same knots and literally the same rope on ebay for less than half of what CA and other big name clinicians charge. I have two of them and really like them.

They are also quite a bit more durable than the tractor-store variety.
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post #115 of 115 Old 06-10-2011, 06:07 PM
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I'm very very picky about rope halters and the lead ropes. I've had "authentic" Parelli and Anderson halters and lead ropes.

- I like the Anderson halter for the stiffness and the double nose knots are good for training (especially TEACHING/STARTING them) I think once your horse is really soft/responsive and don't really NEED them. They aren't as comfortable for the horse as the 'no knot' type
- Parelli halter rope is too soft for my taste. It doesn't hold its' shape (the halter) and I find the noseband too loose.

I'm VERY picky on lead ropes and my favorite rope, for the FEEL, WEIGHT, THICKNESS is the authentic Parelli rope with the brass swivel snap. The snap end is more versatile, because you can put a12 foot rope or a 14 foot or a 22 foot, depending on what you want to do.

Now - I don't believe in paying the "famous clinician" price for the rope halters and leads. But I DO believe there are TONS of CHEAP, POORLY MADE, BAD CRAFTSMANSHIP, and POOR-FEELING ROPE halters out there.

I know what I like, and I've had halters MADE by folks who do sell online. But I'm very picky on what I order and request from them (type of rope, etc)

That being said - if you aren't as knowledgeble on the exact rope type (for thickness, stiffness/softness, and overall feel to it) you may be better off paying the Clinician Brand Name to get a good quality rope halter.

I hate some of the "el cheapo" poorly fitting, poor quality rope halters you see online and at some of the tractor stores. But...that said....I'm picky

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