So I am looking in to getting a leather halter with a nameplate, for a good friend for X-mas. I need help pricing things out!
I called one of my local tack stores and they dont have any halters cheaper than $50, and with a name plate it would be about $70 total. I really cant spend that much so I am trying to go a cheaper route.
I don't know where you are in upstate NY but I know there are a lot of Amish in central NY & generally upstate. Either try to find an Amish harness shop or go with the advice to buy from Quillan. I would think that ebay halter probably comes from India & you should run the other way. The leather will be stiff & not very strong.
Nski.....that looks like the halter Dover has as one of their "bonus buys". If so, I have several of them and they oil up well and are very durable. Not top quality leather but fine for everyday use at the barn. If it is the same halter, they run fairly true to size.
Do you think I should get warmblood size? I wouldnt say the horse's head is huge but im worried about getting one that wont fit.
i may have a picture, let me see if i can dig it up.
There is extensive sizing info on the Quillin web site. They are also a family owned business and are super helpful on the phone; chances are that whomever answers the phone will have the last name "Quillin". They can probably tell you more about turnaround time.
Unfortunately, no. I found them to be very slow, mainly because each halter is made as they receive the order, at least that is what they told me. Still, they make a good product at a very reasonable price so worth the wait IMO. Maybe with Christmas coming up they have a large pre-made supply?
I use Fennells halters. They are located in Lexington, on the Red Mile. Even their triple stitched show halters are around 48.00. I use them for every day. I have had mine for at least five years and they still look great. I have only had to replace the adjustable chin strap, as they love to play halter tag with those!! Check them out! They have less expensive ones too! Fennells.com