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post #1 of 12 Old 02-16-2020, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Leather Halters

So my mom's birthday is coming up. She can't think of anything she wants or would need and we usually just get her the same thing every year (garden and home decorations) But recently I've noticed that she's had her eye out for leather halters. It's something that she can't really justify buying, because we have a general, easy to adjust breakaway halter that we got on sale forever ago so that we could use it on any horse I rode. When I ask her why she wants a leather halter, she says that it'd be nice to have one just for him.

So I was thinking about getting a nice leather halter for our pony, with his registered name on one side and his barn name on the other. Or his registered name, with his barn name on the same side, with our barn on the other. Either way.

Just wondering where everyone got their leather halters if they have one, and/or where they got the plates put on them. Or if you bought it with the plates. Looking for something that's nice, but won't break the bank. Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-16-2020, 03:33 PM
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I'm not going to be much help. But... I really understand liking a nice leather halter. What a nice gift.

Last one I bought was at a tack shop across from the backside of Churchill Downs. Picked up good quality overgirths and stirrup leathers, too. I know they ship, but I don't recall the name of the shop.

I rarely, so rarely, use a leather halter, but they just seem lovely.

I don't wear high heels very often (about as often as I use a leather halter), but I'm not giving them up, either.
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-16-2020, 04:04 PM
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From what I have read elsewhere, Riding Warehouse is an ethical place to do business.

They have a nice selection of leather halters, reasonably priced. I have seen leather halters on line, elsewhere, for prices that would buy me a four month hay supply, LoL


I have found, in the past at least, that buying quality English leather was the best option. The bridles I bought were buttery soft and smelled delicious:):)

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post #4 of 12 Old 02-16-2020, 05:47 PM
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I've purchased a few nice ones from Dover.
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I have two, one with a plate because I won them. I believe they were bought from Greenhawk, which is a Canadian chain tack store. To tell you the truth, I have leather halters, I have rope halters, but my favourite is a nylon buckle halter.
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-16-2020, 07:20 PM
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Not actually helpful, but I couldn't resist... I found my leather halter half-buried in mud under knee-high grass in a 20 acre pasture 8 years ago When I was looking through old pictures, I found one from 3 years before that with a horse wearing that exact halter. She had left the barn a couple months after that photo. Meaning that halter was in the pasture for 3 years before I found it, and now has been mine for 8 years. Just goes to show how long triple stitch leather halters can last!
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-16-2020, 07:43 PM
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Here is another link you might want to check out.

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I think I got the one I had from SmartPak. I loved that halter but Riley broke it. He breaks things...

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post #9 of 12 Old 02-16-2020, 08:35 PM
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I bought a really nice leather halter with my horses show name on it from Dover for $49.99, but just got a promo in the mail for it at $29.99 at the Dover tent sale. Highly recommend that halter, I love it.
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-16-2020, 09:07 PM
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I have all purpose, daily use halters from Chick Saddlery. https://www.chicksaddlery.com/popula...with-nameplate
They are far from expensive, but are hard-working and wearing, yet they look nice on a horses head.
Available in various sizes, brown or black in color, with or without a nameplate attached....
Mine have a throatlatch snap and adjustable nose and a rolled throat appearance to them.
This is referred to as their "Sale Halter" because it is affordable you can send off a sold horse to new owners with a darn nice halter accompanying the horse.
The nameplate is able to accommodate 30 characters per line and can be max of 3 lines of smaller lettering. The less written on the plate the larger the letters..
I just put horses name so my plates are large letters and sharp looking imo.
Not a bad looking halter for $29.99 including nameplate or $22.99 without nameplate.
The pictures are from the above website for this halter.

Now if you want to buy a really quality halter...
I would suggest Perri's brand track halters or some of their finer line of tack as they too have a affordable and a quality line.
Amish tack is also often really nice quality leather strap goods, fantastic in finished appearances and affordable.
There are many nice leather halters available today from many places...it is the stock they start from and the finishing process that makes a really nice looking halter to show off your horse nicely.
Those truly top or better quality halters are not cheap...
My shipping halter would cost $100 minimum, probably $150+ to replace today...and no engraved plate on it either.
I also have a matching lead shank...another expense but so nice to have matching equipment you can so depend upon.
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