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WesternBella 01-16-2012 09:25 PM

How to take off a halter under the bridle!!
 
Thanks SOSOSOSOSO much to (iloverains) she basically changed my insecurity about riding with a halter! Because now I don't have to! She explained to me (it's not easy so I had to look it up) how you can use a rope halter to put the bridle on but then take it off afterwards.

Please refer to this video:
http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=CA#/watch?v=qKaoGbggcuM
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mom2pride 01-16-2012 10:03 PM

Why don't you teach your horse to be bridled with the halter or lead around his neck instead?

usandpets 01-16-2012 10:14 PM

^^That's what we do. Undo the pole strap, let the halter fall off the muzzle, and bring it back to the neck and redo the pole strap. This can be done in seconds before the horse moves away. If that fails, loop a lead rope around their neck before taking the halter off.
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WesternBella 01-16-2012 10:21 PM

My horse has problems with his ears due to him being abused at an earlier time in his life. I was taught to put the halter around the horse's neck but it's almost impossible to get the bridle on without one..it does bother me when people leave the halter on without a reason..it really is quite easy when you don't have a horse that swings its head.
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iloverains 01-16-2012 10:24 PM

Not a problem, was a little tricky to understand :P

and mom2pride and usandpets - I would agree, but I have had some 'trouble' horses, ones that don't want the bit in and ones afraid of their ears being touched. Leaving the halter on just gives you a little more control.

Especially when it's a 'know it all' young stallion that thinks his hot stuff and wants the mares over in the back paddock that does not want the bit in :P

WesternBella 01-16-2012 10:25 PM

LOL! I know the type.. I feel bad for him because it's mostly a fear but now I'm just so fed up with it..he gets me worked up haha
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usandpets 01-16-2012 10:32 PM

On those type of horses, ones with problems/lack of training, wouldn't it be better to leave it on? Wouldn't you have the same problem taking the bridle off and putting the halter back on?
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WesternBella 01-16-2012 10:35 PM

It's not something I will do everytime but it is definitely something helpful for when I do shows or ride with other people..I am doing a photoshoot type thing so it will be helpful then :)

And as for getting it back on, my horse is better with that because I don't have to touch his ears to do so.
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usandpets 01-16-2012 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by WesternBella (Post 1311875)
My horse has problems with his ears due to him being abused at an earlier time in his life. I was taught to put the halter around the horse's neck but it's almost impossible to get the bridle on without one..it does bother me when people leave the halter on without a reason..it really is quite easy when you don't have a horse that swings its head.
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Why not desensitize his ears to being touched and teach him to lower and give you his head to be bridled?

Just sounds like a way to work around their problems than fixing them.
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tinyliny 01-16-2012 10:39 PM

that link does not work for me.

I have seen people take off rope halters AFTER the bridle is totally on (except for the noseband tightend)

Like this:

put rope halter on normal way.
put bridle on right over it, even putting bit into horse's mouth.
undo rope halter from the top , as normal.
let it drop down. The bit will prevent you from being able to take it off.
take the nose portion down below the nose/lips and lift it up INTO the horse's mouth and up and over the bit, which is also inside the mouth. It will come out the other side, the side of the mouth which is part of the lower jaw. Hores will kind of spit it out.
Now you can pull the whole thing away from his head
Voila!

This is one of the Parelli excersizes. I think it's a lot of bother, but it does teach the horse to accept you putting your hands and all kinds of things into his mouth.


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