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    03-05-2012, 10:16 PM
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Dawn, Dreams has that look on her face like my daughter did when I put bows in her hair!!! "Seriously mom? They are dorky!!!"
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    03-05-2012, 10:32 PM
Most of the time I ride in just a halter. If I feel like my horse is fresh or I know we'll be racing I use a bridle. Most of our rides are under 5 miles and none are longer than 20 miles. If we go to McDonalds or the tack shop then I put on her halter/bridle, mines made by zilco. My friend uses a tie down on her when we need to stop and get off she uses that. Pretty convenient.
    03-05-2012, 10:43 PM
Originally Posted by Heelsdown    
What brand is this? It sounds nice. So the bit part snaps off?
Mine bridle is by Taylored Tack, which calls it a Convert-A-Bridle. I have also seen the style offered on a couple other distance-riding websites.

The browband snaps around the halter, so when you want to remove it, you just unsnap both sides and pull the headstall off. I find it easier to deal with than bit hangers (granted, Dream doesn't use a bit) and less bulky than a traditional halter-bridle.
    03-05-2012, 11:59 PM
I always ride with a rope halter under the bridle. Unless we are doing a parade or something, and then I will go sans halter. For me it is a safety issue, whether it be for tying, or extra control. Sometimes on trails I will eventually take his headstall off during the ride and ride with just the rope halter. As for how it looks under the bridle, alot of his tack is black, and his rope halter is plain black. I don't think it looks too shabby :)

I ride with a group of friends sometimes who are very opposed to riding with halters, and on one of our trail rides one of them had an incident where the headstall buckle broke and came completely off. We finally rigged it up MacGuyver style with someone's shoelace (my friend rode the rest of the trail in just her socks!). But this could have been an easier fix if they had a halter on the horse. Not to mention it was hard to get the horse stopped when the incident happened.

I do not believe in heavy clasps or anything hanging from the halter, I have a no clasp, knotted lightweight rope that ties onto my saddle. My gelding LOVES a good head rubbing on the tree or post he is tied to, so usually I tie him with the lead rope, and slip the headstall off for lunch breaks. Which is another advantage, IMO, because I do not want him scraping up his headstall and/or bit on whatever he decides to rub on.

Just my opinion :)
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    03-06-2012, 12:54 AM
I always ride with a halter under my bridle. As soon as I can find a halter bridle that will fit Aires, I'm going to get one. My friend has one (she does endurance with our trainer) and loves it. We went on a ride yesterday and stopped at some corrals to have lunch. It was so nice that she could snap of her bit and let CJ run around with just the leather halter on. I could have unbridled Aires (since he had his halter on underneath the bridle), but I just snapped off his reins, which meant he was running around with the bit in his mouth (not a bad thing, I guess, since he was a bit more manageable on the way home).

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