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    03-05-2012, 06:26 PM
  #21
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
My headstall is specifically designed to be quickly snapped on and off a rope halter. There is also no throat latch in the desgn, the rope becomes the throat latch part.

I am with Joe. My bridle is designed to attach to a rope halter:

(Excuse her thrilled expression, I was trying to get pics of her in her new tack and she was less than impressed )
     
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    03-05-2012, 06:34 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by phantomhorse13    
I am with Joe. My bridle is designed to attach to a rope halter:

(Excuse her thrilled expression, I was trying to get pics of her in her new tack and she was less than impressed )
Just wanted to say I love your tack set!! It looks really nice, and very flash on your mare :)
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    03-05-2012, 07:10 PM
  #23
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When a trail ride is just an hour or two long, I don't bother, particularly if riding with someone else.

Now for a longer day in the saddle, a rope halter under the bridle and a coiled lead rope make a ton of sense.
     
    03-05-2012, 07:32 PM
  #24
Foal
I think it just comes down to personal preference I guess. I do ride some colts with a halter on as a combo with my bridle but that is only for the first 6 rides maybe. Personally I just don't like the look and that is about the only reason I can come up with for not using one. We spend lots of days in the pasture riding 20-30 miles checking cows and when I need to get off I will either just wrap the reins around a tree. If my horse really wants to get a way they would be able to pull loose and not injure their mouth at all. Most of our horses are hobble broke so if we are stopping for a long time I just strip the bridle and put the hobbles on. Last resort I always have a lariat on my saddle and I just make a halter or put it around their neck.

Don't think there is anything wrong with a halter under the bridle but for me I just haven't found the need.
     
    03-05-2012, 08:02 PM
  #25
Weanling
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My headstall is specifically designed to be quickly snapped on and off a rope halter. There is also no throat latch in the desgn, the rope becomes the throat latch part.

I am with Joe. My bridle is designed to attach to a rope halter:

What brand is this? It sounds nice. So the bit part snaps off?
     
    03-05-2012, 08:20 PM
  #26
Weanling
I'd love to have a halter/bridle combo.
     
    03-05-2012, 08:34 PM
  #27
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Originally Posted by Stoddard    
I'd love to have a halter/bridle combo.
A few models

Tory Halter Bridle Combo - Horse.com

A nice inexpensive model

Padded Nylon Horse Halter/Bridle Combo W/Reins GRN PONY on eBay!

For hunting season

ORANGE HORSE HALTER/BRIDLE COMBO & REINS Trail/Endurance Beta Biothane ANY SIZE - Bridles



Some rope combinations




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    03-05-2012, 08:44 PM
  #28
Trained
I like the Tory model you show because the bit snaps off easily. If you have to fool with buckles, it seems like it would be a pain. I have a cheap nylon bridle that has a snap like that for the bit. I don't know who makes it. Maybe I can find an old tag and figure it out.
     
    03-05-2012, 10:03 PM
  #29
Yearling
While I agree it certainly Looks better without, I usually have a rope halter under the bridle, and a lead rope attached to my saddle. Have used them on many occasions.
And though some may prefer otherwise, I can't for the life of me figure why they would strongly object to you doing so, as long as everything is fitting comfortably.
     
    03-05-2012, 10:05 PM
  #30
Green Broke
I don't like the look of a halter under the bridle, so I rarely used it. Thus I would end up tying my horse by the bit, by the reins tied around the neck, all sorts of dangerous and unsecure ways. Sometimes if I knew I was stopping for lunch I would ride with a rope halter underneath, which works great, but still I tended not to use it as often as I should. One time when I got off to pee I dropped the reins and my horse galloped home.

Then, my wonderful trail riding buddy bought me one of these:

Craig Cameron American Horsemanship

I love the "look" and now I use it on every ride! It gives a more western look, and not a tacky "halter-under-the-bridle" look. So I am very happy with it. I even use it as a halter to go catch my horse, tie with it to tack up, ride with it, tie up out on the trail with it, everything. So I would feel really lost without it.

I LOVE my get-down-rope!
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