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chesterh 11-17-2009 11:56 AM

Ok jumpers!!! I need your educated opinions! :)
Ok, so heres the deal. I am not a jumper. I never have been a jumper. I have never really associated with jumpers (not by choice). I am a western rider through and through with everything that goes along with it.

Heres the thing: My 27 year old sister is a jumper. Well she is starting to jump with her percheron. She has been training for a couple years now. No comps yet.

I want to get her a cool fun Christmas present. I (being the western rider I am) was thinking about getting her a custom leather draft halter, custom tooled, with her horses name across the noseband perhaps. I could even get it sheepskin lined for trailering and shipping if I wanted to.

Would she think that was THE most idiotic thing in the world? I would think it was cool, as a western rider, but as jumpers would you think I was sort of a ******?

Your opinion is MOST appreciated!!!!

FoxyRoxy1507 11-17-2009 12:00 PM

i am a jumper/eventer and i would totally love that present! i wouldnt want is sheepskin lined unless i needed a shipping halter but i am planning on getting nice halters just like the ones ur describing for my boys when we start showing again. mayb even get her a matching lead to go with it! i would appreciate that present a ton

Sophie19 11-17-2009 12:09 PM

I think most English riders would appreciate a nice halter.

chesterh 11-17-2009 12:23 PM

I guess its not just a nice halter, but a nice halter tooled in western styling. All the english riders I see have plain leather. This would be some fancy-shmancy stuff...

kchfuller 11-17-2009 01:35 PM

I am not sure if she would like western tooled hatler... do you mean like a bronc halter? Most english riders wouldn't use a bronc halter- a nice leather halter with a name plate on the side (check) would probably be more appropriate. Or maybe a cooler with her horses name on it? Just some ideas .. :D

chesterh 11-17-2009 02:14 PM

Well I wasn't actually referring to a bronc halter. A bronc halter would have a heavy noseband often with sheepskin... No I am more talking about a standard leather halter, but having it tooled with, say, oak leaf tooling, and her horses name across the nose...

Lobelia Overhill 11-17-2009 02:27 PM

Could you show some pics of the type of thing you mean? Be easier to "yay" or "nay" then :D

SSH Farm 11-17-2009 02:46 PM

I am an english rider who loves to jump, and if my sister was going to give me that as a present, I would be thrilled! I don't think the fancy tooling is strictly western, its just not the norm for most english stables/horses. It sounds to me like it would be a unique gift that she would certainly appreciate.

myhorsesonador 11-17-2009 02:56 PM

I'm and english and western rider but mostly english. I would LOVE a beautiful halter like that for my horse. I think your sister would love it 2!

chesterh 11-17-2009 02:58 PM

I'm not having any luck finding a picture. everything tooled as a bronc nose band. I actually think I'm going to take the suggestion of getting a nice leather halter with a name plate. APPARENTLY according to my mom she likes them. Any recommendations of places to order one? She needs a draft size...

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