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I'm going to need a halter for showmanship soon, but I don't have a clue what type (brand, color, etc.) to get for my bay filly.

I need something good quality, not cheep, but I cant pay a ton for it.

Can anyone recommend a tack shop please?
 

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Hi hun, If you have an idea of what you would like either my self or nutty saddler am sure will be able to help. Their is many amazing saddlers on the web:) Do you have any ideas on what you would like and what you plan to show in class wise, may give us a little more of an idea on what would suit for the show season. if i cant help i may be able to point you in the right direction and if i cant i am sure nutty would be able to help hun:) Hope that helps
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Thanks! I'm looking for a halter to use on my bay filly for showmanship at local/smallish shows. It cant be too pricey, but I don't want junk. I would like it nicer then you would see at most local show, but not a $350+ halter you'd see at the big shows! If I'm going to buy one I think I might as well buy something really nice. And I'm not sure what color to use for her...
 

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Have you looked at tack shops for used ones?
 

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They don't sell used tack (except saddles) at our tack shop, and I'm not going out of town for a while. Good idea though if I don't have one on my next visit to other tack shops.
 

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oh, okay...
You say she is a filly, should we be looking for a yearling halter, cob or normal size?
Also, for a bay I would suggest a deep mahogany color or maybe even black, depending on the horse.

Here is a used one that I found:
It should clean up really nicely with some leather cleaner and toothpaste for the silver. :) It has a simple but nice design that won't go out of style, as some others you might see. The only thing that concerns me is it doesn't say what type of silver it is. As a general rule you want nothing less that montana silver. However, seeing as this one is used and still holds it's value, I assume it is of good quality. This one is a small horse/cob size and they are asking $50 for it at https://www.rainbowsendtack.com/ShowHaltersLeadsPage1.htm



Here is another one from the same place. It's a used Billy Royal halter.. (sorry, I know NOTHING about brands!) It's a normal size, asking $150 used. As you can see it definitely needs some cleaning, but it looks soft and the silver is actually of decent quality.


That's just a few, but I hope it gives you some ideas! Happy shopping.
 

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I think they look good. The first and second one are my personal favorites. :) Then again though, they may look way different when they are actually on her.. :( Shopping online is soo hard! lol
 

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Hi hun, if you pm i will tailor make you one and you can choose your conchos and brass wear etc. You would be looking at about $190 dependent on what detail you would like. If you email me at [email protected] i will send you some designs as well as a guide on how to measure to get the perfect fit. Speak soon love ikle pickle x
 

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Hi hun
Have sent you lots of ideas and if you dont have one from me then hopefully we can point you in the right direction or at least give you some idea for what you would really like.
 

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If you are just showing at local shows, you might consider a nice leather halter (without silver). As you progress to larger shows, you can upgrade or add silver. I would definitely go with a dark oil / mahogany color for your horse.

Keep in mind that the fit of the halter is critical. Do an online search for halter fit to make sure whatever you buy is properly adjusted before you go to the show.
 

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If Iklepickle can't sort you out then I can make one for you.
Here is one I made last month - you can see it on the horse it was made for. The headcoller was made with green padding and with the horses name stitched in as his owner requested.
All the leather is best quality English, the fittings are solid brass ( also English ) - the halter is 100% hand made and stitched.

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If Iklepickle can't sort you out then I can make one for you.
Here is one I made last month - you can see it on the horse it was made for. The headcoller was made with green padding and with the horses name stitched in as his owner requested.
All the leather is best quality English, the fittings are solid brass ( also English ) - the halter is 100% hand made and stitched.

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I'd go with Nutty. She's been on longer selling things than ickle. I would trust her wayyy more.
How much do your halters run?
 

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How is the above comment meant? Are you saying i am untrustworthy? Both myself and nutty are both reputable companies. Either myself or nutty are more than happy to help if we can. Pro i hope you recieved my emails ok, if i can help then i am happy to and please be assured that all the products i make are also like nutty using the highest quality english leather that is hand waxed and produced in our home town and have been in business for over 160 years. We also want our clients to be happy and if are not saticfied with the finished product in any way or form will either be refunded or we will do our upmost to rectify any problems. Sorry but i feel that i needed to respond as we are a new business and only offer a high quality hand stiched bespoke horse wear product and our brass work is designed by our self and cast by our selves and feel that the comment was not called for. Love ikle pickle Newman design solutions, bespoke horse wear.co.uk
 

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I'd go with Nutty. She's been on longer selling things than ickle. I would trust her wayyy more.
How much do your halters run?
Thank you for the advice, but....

Ikle Pickle has very nice high quality work made. The designs are beautiful, and she has been extremely friendly and helpful.

I think she deserves a fair shot. Just like nutty saddler once had. Right?

Sorry, I just thought I'd say this.:)
 

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I'm going to need a halter for showmanship soon, but I don't have a clue what type (brand, color, etc.) to get for my bay filly.

I need something good quality, not cheep, but I cant pay a ton for it.

Can anyone recommend a tack shop please?
Jeffers (www.jeffersequine.com) has a really nice "starter" halter for only $62.95. It would work just fine for what you need. Comes with a leather lead and everything.

I bought a so-called cheap halter when I decided to "try" showmanship. Two years later I'm still using it and we show all over the western US, even planning on Congress later this year. When I asked my trainer (who goes to AQHA World/Congress evey year) if I should get an upgrade her response was, "Why?" LOL. Love it. My $100 halter has served me well. 'Course, I added some crystals so it looks a little more high dollar, but only I know they were glued on with Crazy Glue Gel. (And now you.:)

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Thank you for the advice, but....

Ikle Pickle has very nice high quality work made. The designs are beautiful, and she has been extremely friendly and helpful.

I think she deserves a fair shot. Just like nutty saddler once had. Right?

Sorry, I just thought I'd say this.:)

Thank you so much for your kind words pro :) I hope you had a wonderful birthday hun. Speak really soon. xx
 
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