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Halters are designed for leading or tying up the horse or catching and holding the horse. It slips over the horse’s head and is a useful tool for transporting the animal to the stall, pasture or horse trailer. They are available in basic shapes, a few different sizes, and an assortment of fun colors.
Halters are commonly made of nylon or leather, but rope halters are also a popular choice. Rope halters are often preferred over other materials for a few reasons. They are more lightweight, easier to fix and provide better communication between horse and rider. Also, don’t overlook how handy a rope halter can be while out on a trail ride or during an unforeseen event that will require you to handle your horse. The only drawback is that when tied incorrectly, rope halters can become loose and allow your horse to slip out. As you could imagine, this could lead to a potentially dangerous situation for your horse.
Properly tying your rope halter is obviously a very important step. You want to make sure you secure it correctly. Tying your own rope halter also allows you to create a custom look for your horse. Here is a step-by-step guide from Professional’s Choice® on how to tie a rope halter. By following each step, you should have no problems tying your own rope halter next time you want to lead your horse to the stable or pasture.