Question!

 

What type of halter is best for my horse?  Leather, Nylon or Rope?

 

Lots of choices here - but how do you decide what to use for your horse?  Let’s check out each one and then you can decide!


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Breakaway is a MUST.  

 

Leather - The traditional leather halter is the “gold standard” of horse halters, but it’s not always the best choice.  Leather halters are great because:

 

-Leather is safe.  A stuck horse has a great chance of escaping, as leather can snap.  

-Leather halters look great!

-You can use then with a stud chain if you need to.

-Easy to add your horse’s name plate on the side of the halter.

 

The downside of leather halters?

 

-You need to clean and condition them, as you would a saddle or bridle.

-They are typically more expensive than other styles.

 

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Nylon - The nylon halter is a great way to dress up your horse with some color!  Nylon halters are great because:

 

-Nylon halters are affordable.

-You can use them with a stud chain.

-Any color under the sun!

-You can make the safe by using a leather crownpiece.  

-Easy to clean - hit them with a hose!

 

I’m not a fan of nylon halters for these reasons: 


-Unsafe if you don’t use a leather crown piece.

-Colors can fade in the sun.

 

 

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This is the ONLY safe way to use a nylon halter on a horse.  

 

Rope Halters - These are amazing, when used properly.  They share a lot of benefits as the nylon variety!

 

-Great colors.

-Affordable.

-Make a rope halter super safe by securing them so the tail of the knot faces your horse’s rump. 

-More control of your horse when needed.

 

Downsides to the rope halters? 

 

-Some styles omit the knots that are designed to place pressure on specific points on your horse.

-These halters are not always beginner friendly, you will need some instruction to properly fit and use one.  

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What type do you use for your horse? What was your deciding factor?


 

 

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