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?