Halters and Leads

Our halters and lead ropes come in a variety of colours and patterns.

A good quality rope halter and lead are a fantastic communication tool. It's essential that a halter fits the horse correctly and made from durable materials, firm enough to enable precise communication but soft enough to ensure a comfortable fit.

We've tried many types of halters and leads over the years to find the best product. Many rope halters are incorrectly shaped with the nose piece much too wide, causing the halter to move around on the horse’s face which can result in accidents when the halter gets caught in the horse’s mouth. Always ensure that your halter fits comfortably without being too tight or too loose.

Our lead ropes are 12 foot (3.6m) which is a great length for most of your horsemanship and groundwork needs. (Custom lengths are available).

Our favourite lead ropes have no metal parts. This ensures that there is no chance of injuring the very sensitive area under the horse’s jaw with a metal buckle and it allows for much finer, more precise communication than sending a feel through a metal clip. We like the button-knot attachment which makes the rope easy to remove without having to loop the entire length of the rope through the halter.

Some tips on halter fitting and tying your halter

Halters & Anatomy

In this video Andrew demonstrates and explains the important anatomical landmarks of the horse's skull and how this relates to correctly fitting a halter. Andrew also explains why we use 'button knot' lead ropes instead of metal clasps and a nifty way to store your rope halter and lead.

Two ways to tie a rope halter

Did you know there are 2 ways to correctly tie a rope halter on a horse? In this video Andrew demonstrates how to make sure your halter fits correctly, and shows you two different ways to tie the halter and why.

A trick to hanging your halter

Check out this nifty trick to hang your rope halter and lead rope neatly every time you use it. 

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