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post #11 of 61 Old 06-11-2008, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Halters on or off?

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Does anyone trailer with rope halters? Just curious
Just about the only time we use a web halter is in the trailer.


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post #12 of 61 Old 06-12-2008, 12:42 AM
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I have done in the past , but concidering i hardly ever use my halters they usually get left behind. If im riding i use the bridle to catch my horses so dont have a later with me any way. And besides that i ride bitless, so no problems wiht bits if i let them have a munch , lol
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I have done in the past , but concidering i hardly ever use my halters they usually get left behind. If im riding i use the bridle to catch my horses so dont have a later with me any way. And besides that i ride bitless, so no problems wiht bits if i let them have a munch , lol
I bought a bitless bridle for that very reason. I really need to give it another go.


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post #14 of 61 Old 06-12-2008, 10:18 AM
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btw, except for trail riding and trimmings, we leave the halters off. Our mares will almost put the halters on themselves when you need them and I hate the 'halter nose' look.

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post #15 of 61 Old 06-15-2008, 11:33 PM
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Like most of you I've always left the halter on for longer rides or trail rides. At home I will slip if off.

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post #16 of 61 Old 06-18-2008, 07:23 PM
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I have only gone out once for day long trail ride to the mountains and I don't recall I had a halter on. Would I use one next time? I think I would put on one and keep it underneath his bridle.
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post #17 of 61 Old 10-07-2008, 09:20 PM
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I always ride with the halter under the bridle, lead rope attached to the halter and looped up to and slip tied to the saddle horn. I like to be able to controll Ming with a lead rope, rather than the reins. As it's been said, in case of an emergency, it's nice to have the ability to lead/tie/ or use for another horse, if necessary. It doesn't add that much weight, considering how nice it is to have.
When we take a break, I like to be able to pull off the bridle and let her graze - it she's behaved up to that point.

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post #18 of 61 Old 10-07-2008, 10:26 PM
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This weekend when I went on a trail, I didn't have the halter on.

But I'm thinking it would be a good thing to have, just in case something happens.

Where could I put the lead rope if I'm riding English?
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post #19 of 61 Old 10-08-2008, 05:55 AM
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I usually leave a Rope halter under the Bridle, just incase if something happens.
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post #20 of 61 Old 10-08-2008, 06:53 AM
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I use usual nylon halter. However the only reason I do it I can't let them go free when I put bridle on. I do it in ring, but still kinda concerned to do in open field.
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