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post #11 of 20 Old 12-14-2015, 08:04 PM
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Zoey is lovely! Go ahead and buy a halter and lead rope! At the barn where my daughter used to ride, the girls would all come in with halters, lead ropes, grooming kits, polo wraps, and colour-coordinated saddle pads! Some were even monogrammed! The stable provided ALL those things, but one girl started bringing in her own and next thing you know, all the girls did it! I thought it was odd, but one of the parents told me they probably will not be able to own anytime soon, so it gives them the feeling of being horse owners without being horse owners. What's the harm?
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post #12 of 20 Old 12-14-2015, 08:53 PM
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Zoey is pretty, enjoy her. I don't see any harm in buying a halter to use with her.
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post #13 of 20 Old 12-14-2015, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Zoey is lovely! Go ahead and buy a halter and lead rope! At the barn where my daughter used to ride, the girls would all come in with halters, lead ropes, grooming kits, polo wraps, and colour-coordinated saddle pads! Some were even monogrammed! The stable provided ALL those things, but one girl started bringing in her own and next thing you know, all the girls did it! I thought it was odd, but one of the parents told me they probably will not be able to own anytime soon, so it gives them the feeling of being horse owners without being horse owners. What's the harm?
When I looked at halters, do Arabs have a different size head then other horses?
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post #14 of 20 Old 12-15-2015, 08:17 AM
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When I looked at halters, do Arabs have a different size head then other horses?
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They told me Harley (our 14.3 Arab gelding) was a cob. But when I bought a cob halter, I found it was too small. We could put it on, but it was snug. So I went back and bought a full (horse sized) halter. It's on the tightest hole and fits well.

In my experience, the cob is a little too small and the horse size a little too big. I went with the latter because you can always tighten and make extra holes if needed and I'd rather have him comfortable than wear something too tight. Just make sure you don't leave it on her when she's in her stall or in the pasture. Otherwise, it might get caught in something. Not sure what the owners do (some don't bother doing this), but if they leave her halter on, maybe use theirs for those times and just use yours when you're doing stuff with her and can supervise. That way it's not your fault if she gets their halter caught in something.
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-15-2015, 08:31 AM
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I wanted to add, "Congratulations"! I bet you will enjoy this mare even more now because she is "yours". I predict you will have a lot of fun!
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post #16 of 20 Old 12-15-2015, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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They told me Harley (our 14.3 Arab gelding) was a cob. But when I bought a cob halter, I found it was too small. We could put it on, but it was snug. So I went back and bought a full (horse sized) halter. It's on the tightest hole and fits well.

In my experience, the cob is a little too small and the horse size a little too big. I went with the latter because you can always tighten and make extra holes if needed and I'd rather have him comfortable than wear something too tight. Just make sure you don't leave it on her when she's in her stall or in the pasture. Otherwise, it might get caught in something. Not sure what the owners do (some don't bother doing this), but if they leave her halter on, maybe use theirs for those times and just use yours when you're doing stuff with her and can supervise. That way it's not your fault if she gets their halter caught in something.
Zoey only has her halter on when I'm taking her from the pasture to the barn and vise versa. Generally, no none of the horses there wear halters unless getting tacked up. Only time my coach would put a halter on a horse when not being tacked up if the horse is trying to escape the gates.
I just know Zoey is an Arab X
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post #17 of 20 Old 12-15-2015, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted to add, "Congratulations"! I bet you will enjoy this mare even more now because she is "yours". I predict you will have a lot of fun!
I'm sure I will
I still will be looking for my own horse but just not as actively
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post #18 of 20 Old 12-16-2015, 11:22 AM
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They told me Harley (our 14.3 Arab gelding) was a cob. But when I bought a cob halter, I found it was too small. We could put it on, but it was snug. So I went back and bought a full (horse sized) halter. It's on the tightest hole and fits well.

In my experience, the cob is a little too small and the horse size a little too big. I went with the latter because you can always tighten and make extra holes if needed and I'd rather have him comfortable than wear something too tight. Just make sure you don't leave it on her when she's in her stall or in the pasture. Otherwise, it might get caught in something. Not sure what the owners do (some don't bother doing this), but if they leave her halter on, maybe use theirs for those times and just use yours when you're doing stuff with her and can supervise. That way it's not your fault if she gets their halter caught in something.
I've the opposite problem with my 14.2hh arab.. pony size usually just fits on last hole, cob usually on the tightest or second hole down while a full halter/head collar would hang off his nose! I guess the size depends on the halter brand. For me cob size fits best both for halters and bridles.

Congratulations on your lease, I hope you hae some great times together!
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post #19 of 20 Old 12-16-2015, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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I've the opposite problem with my 14.2hh arab.. pony size usually just fits on last hole, cob usually on the tightest or second hole down while a full halter/head collar would hang off his nose! I guess the size depends on the halter brand. For me cob size fits best both for halters and bridles.

Congratulations on your lease, I hope you hae some great times together!
Thank you!
Zoey is closer to 15 hh
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post #20 of 20 Old 12-16-2015, 11:18 PM
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Thank you!
Zoey is closer to 15 hh
Height has very little to do with halter size (unless miniature or draft). I have a 13.2h Welara that fits horse size halters, though bridle is cob size except for the browband is actually WB size as she's wide through the head. Her saddle is a wide as well. My 17.2/3h mare is oversize in everything, though my friend's gelding who is just a tad shorter than her is Cob size for halters, and narrow for most saddles.

Point being, try everything. One size does not fit all. Just like a horse's height will not determine blanket size. Please don't be that person that goes in the tack store asking the employees "will this fit my 15h horse?".
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