- Horse Talk
|RockoDog16 ||03-13-2012 12:18 PM |
Halter on or off?!
Do you leave your horses halter on in the field or not? im trying to decide if i should.....! anything will help! thanks!
|CLaPorte432 ||03-13-2012 12:28 PM |
I leave mine off in fields/stalls.
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|Tonipony ||03-13-2012 12:29 PM |
I will Never leave a halter on in the field or in a stall. I have personally known too many people who did and their horses got hung and died or they caught a back foot in the halter and injured themselves.
|calicokatt ||03-13-2012 12:29 PM |
|.Delete. ||03-13-2012 12:30 PM |
I always take mine off. If i cant catch my horse without a halter i need to do more ground work.
A new horse may wear a halter for a week or so to ensure we can catch and guide into a stall. After that - off.
It's better to leave your horses halter off because the halter can catch onto something.
|FlyGap ||03-13-2012 12:31 PM |
There are so many reasons why not to. First horses are accident prone idiots and they will find a way to get hung up in them, even if they are breakways. Second the halters WILL mark their faces and leave rubbed patches, not nice.
I had a poor 25 year old mule brought to me one time and the idiot people had the halter on too tight. It caused a sore which then got infected and then infested with fly/gnat larva! When I got her, her neck was swollen and I started treating immediately with everything known to man, but she was too far gone and we lost her. THE WORST REASON why you should ALWAYS take the halter off.
|AQHSam ||03-13-2012 12:32 PM |
Always off. But then again, I am the person that doesn't believe in leaving a collar on my dog who lives in the house.
|Sophie19 ||03-13-2012 12:37 PM |
Off. My horse is great about being caught most of the time, so I see no reason to leave his halter on. If you do leave the halter on make sure it is a leather or breakaway halter so if it gets caught on something it will snap before your horse can hurt himself.
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