So the little beasty pony is getting a new halter =) Nothing super fancy but his $20 bargain special is getting ready to die.
Currently he doesnt have a nameplate on his halter. But for his new one I really want one and am trying to figure out what I should put on it. I am debating between just his show name, show name and my name, or his show name and barn name.
Normally I would do just show name and my name, but where i am planning on selling him I dont want to send him off with a halter that has my name on it, hence why I was thinking of the other 2 options.
I usually do show name and barn name in quotes below. But mommy dearest decided to 'switch things up' and put show name and MY name on it. Oh well. Her reasoning was- "How will you be able to tell the two apart if they both have the same names on it?" Hmm I think because one is 3 years old and covered in dirt, and the new one is shiny... hehe
I only put barn names on my halters. That's the name they're called everyday and it helps minimize confusion if someone is helping tack up horses for the show ring when the name we use is hanging on their halter on the stall door as opposed to some cutesy show name.
Then again..all my horses show under their barn names as well since I find the whole barn name/show name thing slightly annoying when it comes to things like coggins, health papers and entries.
My halter has my mare's registered name on it. She only has two names - her nickname (which is just a shortened form of her registered name) and her registered name (which we also use for shows since it matches her Coggins and papers).
I don't see the need to put my name or the barn name on the halter.
Barn halter has each horse's "barn" name on it. Show halters/shipping halters/grooming halters/all tack has my last name on them as they can be mostly interchangeable. To avoid confusion at shows, each horse's "own" tack goes in tack trunk in front of their stall. Also, each horse has monogrammed sheets/scrims/blankets for showing with my last name on hip - more practical for passing on as one grows out of their current size or moves on.
My suggestion is to find a three-line halter plate, so you can have the show name, the barn name, and your name.
For me, on my show plates (once I finally get them) will have my horses' show name and my name. Around the barn will be just their barn name (still debating about my name on that one). All other stuff (the couple bridles that have plates, saddle, blankets/sheets) will get my name or my farm name.
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I seem to be the only one, but most of my good halters have just my last name on them. That way they can be used on any horse at any time. I usually get a cheap one with the horses name on it for around the barn, but all my nice show halters just have my last name.