In Search of Black Padded Leather Halter w/Chrome for a Morgan
This is tougher than I imagined! I already worked with a few tack shops and now I'm at a loss.
I'm looking for:
- Black padded leather halter
- Silver/gunmetal/chrome colored hardware
- I'd like the halter to be of excellent quality
- Rolled leather is fine if everything else is perfect
- 3/4" would be great
- I'd like to order a matching lead line with no chain on it
Here's the hitch... I'm trying to get the right size for my friend's Morgan mare I measured her turnout halter and the back part is 38" around the crownpiece and around the jaw. It's 8" in the cheekpiece (the leather part, not including the rings). And her noseband measures about 20-22". So she needs a cob headpiece and a yearling noseband Or maybe an Arabian halter?
They have great halters and can make anything you need, their leather work is wonderful. We have a barn full of their halters. E-mail them if you need something you don;t see on their website, they are quick to respond.
If you don't want to go custom, the Kieffer Ulla Salzgeber halter in cob size might work. It has an adjustable chin and crown. It comes with silver or gold piping and high quality leather. I have the one with silver piping and get compliments on it all the time.
Das größte Glück der Erde liegt auf dem Rücken der Pferde. Das größte Glück der Pferde ist der Reiter auf der Erde
I'd contact Bartville Harness in Christiana, PA. Call 717-529-6992 between 8 and 8:15 AM or leave them a message. They are Amish so they have limited calling times, but it's so worth it. They do great work and will be able to give you exactly what you want. Plus everything's extremely well priced! Their catalog says their in-stock halters only come in havana or chestnut, but they sell black tack so I'm sure a halter would be extremely do-able.
“I always knew I had the ability, I just had to find the horse to get me there.” - Calvin Borel, on riding Street Sense to victory in the 2007 Kentucky Derby
she has one, I saw it a the recent NFHJ show, and it was gorgeous!! I would have gotten it but I needed a turnout halter and didn't want something so nice since my boys destroy stuff.