View Full Version : What to put on halter and lead plates?

May. 16, 2009, 10:42 AM
I received a Walsh halter and lead for my bday. I am undecided about what to put on the plates. My name? mare's barn name? Her Jockey Club name? (I haven't decided on a show name yet.)

May. 16, 2009, 10:59 AM
On my nice leather halters, I put the horse's show name on the first line, then my name on the second line. The basic barn halters have a tag, with the horse's barn name.

May. 16, 2009, 12:11 PM
On my current horse's halter I have his show name. On my old horse's halter it said his show name and then my name. The reason why I did not include my name on my new one's is because the plate was much smaller because the halter was smaller so it could only fit one name and I thought my horse's made more sense.

May. 16, 2009, 12:21 PM
I always thought putting the horse's show name on the halter and your name or farm name on the lead rope was good. That was if you sell the horse, halter can go with it, but you can keep the lead and it'll still work for any horse!

May. 16, 2009, 12:45 PM
My good halter has his show name. His every day halter has his barn name.

I do not have any leads with plates on them.

May. 16, 2009, 12:48 PM
My good leather halter has a plate with her show name. Other daily halters have barn name, and leads have the small round tags with my initials.

May. 16, 2009, 01:24 PM
I don't plan to lease the same pony for more than another year, so just my last name.

May. 16, 2009, 08:03 PM
His show halter and leather lead have his show name and his everyday halter has his barn name.


May. 16, 2009, 08:19 PM
If you don't plan on absolutely keeping this horse for a very long time, I'd suggest putting your name on it. Or if you plan to sell/lease it to someone (or if YOU lease the horse) i'd put the show name and your name on the halter. that way, when you sell or send off on a lease, the halter goes with him.

May. 16, 2009, 08:31 PM
Nikki's halter has her show name on it. The only lead shank I have that has a plate was already engraved - it was an award one - otherwise, I use the cotton ropes that have a chain at the end...but I would get a lead plate engraved with my name.

May. 16, 2009, 08:42 PM
My girl has her barn name and my full name on her plate. We don't show anymore, and more people know her by her barn name, so I figured it was better.

May. 16, 2009, 08:54 PM
Show name on his halter.

My last name (conveniently short) on a brass tag on leads and eye-rings of my generic but good leather halters. They can be removed if they go with a horse I sell, or have a plate attached if buy the horse what will wear it. In the meantime, nothing walks.

May. 16, 2009, 10:37 PM
My horse's two nice leather halters have his show name on them. His old crappy leather halter had his barn name on it. My two halters that I bought recently (grooming halter and quality nylon halter for bathes) have my first initial and last name on them. They only have first initial because there is another girl with my same last name. I mainly got these done this way because I'm leasing/selling my horse soon and these halters won't go with him.

His lead rope has a dog tag with his barn name on it. I would put your farm name or your last name on one though.

May. 16, 2009, 11:25 PM
I put my last name on my leather halter and leather lead because I'm leasing a horse. I like show names on halters as well and when I do buy, I plan on having a halter with show name on it.

Fairview Horse Center
May. 16, 2009, 11:49 PM
I like to include the horse's breeding.

Go Fish
May. 17, 2009, 01:29 AM
I put the show name on the show halters and call name on the barn halters. I put one of those round brass thingies on my lead ropes with my initials on them. Lead ropes have a habit of walking off when the grooms put the horses in turnout. Since we all use green lead ropes, I can go up and down the aisle and get mine back. :D

May. 17, 2009, 01:35 AM
I like to include the horse's breeding.

Oh, I never thought of that!! Very cool.

May. 17, 2009, 01:56 AM
Previously I have had mine say


with the show name on the top line and barn name on the bottom- the grooms and whoever else won't know his show name so it keeps things from being mixed up.

May. 17, 2009, 05:37 AM
I get my nameplates from Rossi Pet tags (www.rossipettags.com) - they have all sorts of cool graphics. :)

For horses that I'm keeping
Show Name
Barn Name
My Name

For sales horses
Show Name
Barn Name

If I had only one line
Show Name

Across Sicily
May. 17, 2009, 02:32 PM
I have always done show names on the halter. I keep halters of horses I've sold - I have a little lineup of them on the wall next to my desk with their pictures above them. It's a really nice keepsake...

May. 17, 2009, 02:35 PM
"Reward for Return"
"GA DLN (and my license #)"

same thing as tattooed on all my dogs and cats stomachs when they were spayed/altered.

Why? someone might, just might return a halter or lead (or the horse) for a reward.
and any cop or leo can access my dln thru ncic and their own cic.

And enjoy your walsh halters. I bought mine from a woman whose QH keeps winning them at shows out west!

May. 17, 2009, 05:37 PM
Show names or my initials JMWQ

May. 17, 2009, 05:55 PM
I always put my name on bridle plates and the horse's show name for halter plate.

I little piece of advice, think twice about a lead plate. I have had my hand RIPPED open from a lead plate. Very easy to happen I have friends who have done the same thing. I wouldn't do it if I were you.

May. 17, 2009, 06:17 PM
I go by how long I am planning to keep them! ^.^ If they're an asap-sales then they get the farm name or my surname. If I'm planning on a year or two, then they get their own show name.

May. 18, 2009, 12:36 AM
Horse's show name on the first line - larger
My name on the second line - smaller

May. 18, 2009, 04:48 PM
Depends. I'd always put my last name on EVERYTHING.

Hard to say about horses name. For example, while I know my horses barn, reg, and show names, most of the grooms/etc only know the horse's barn name.

May. 18, 2009, 06:21 PM
Show halter has show name first line with my name on 2nd.
Barn halter has barn name.

Bridles have show name.

I'd never considered putting a tag on lead ropes! Great idea, for boarding. But mine are kept a home, so I won't bother.

May. 18, 2009, 06:34 PM
Each horse has its own halter so I put the show name on the good ones. They do not have their own specific lead shanks so I put either my full name or last name on them - since I can never remember which I do when I go to order new plates, I have some of each.

The everyday barn halters don't have name plates but the barn names are usually written on them.

May. 18, 2009, 06:43 PM
I would say either show name or stable name. I prefer stable name - especially now - since I am at a bigger show barn, people know his halter... no one really knows his show name. And even MORE so now that he is in rehab from an injury and is at another facility where they don't really know him at all when he first got there.

Show names though are nice unless they are SUPER long >.<