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    Question Looking for a THIN nylon halter

    My new barn requires that horses have their halters on in the pastures. The one I have now is padded, but seems to being leaving marks on her nose.

    I've looked on-line, but it is hard to tell the feel of them just by looking.

    Can anyone recommend a thin lightweight nylon halter that is also a breakaway?

    Thank you.



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    What about one of the driving halters? Like this one or this one?

    They're not breakaway but they are very thin.
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    DO NOT turn out in a nylon halter that does not have a breakaway feature of some sort

    How about just getting a 3/4" light leather track halter? Or one of the cotton web ones. It may be that your padded halter is just too heavy. You really do want to make sure it is something that will break.
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    You can put halter fleece covers on to keep the rubbing down to a minimum. Buy 2 sets because you will want to swap and wash the other set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntertwo View Post
    My new barn requires that horses have their halters on in the pastures. The one I have now is padded, but seems to being leaving marks on her nose.

    I've looked on-line, but it is hard to tell the feel of them just by looking.

    Can anyone recommend a thin lightweight nylon halter that is also a breakaway?

    Thank you.
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    Thanks guys -
    I found this one at Dover and placed the order.
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-05325

    Looks pretty comfy, but unfortunately doesn't come in pink..



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    H2, also check in at Brenda's Main Street Feed. She has halters there on the front wall that are the thinner/softer nylon. Just check as not all of them have break-aways on them. She does have light pink and blaze orange and lavender and other different colors.
    She has a pale silver-sage green color that would look nice on Twink!
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    How about leather then? Natural fibers don't rub as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    H2, also check in at Brenda's Main Street Feed. She has halters there on the front wall that are the thinner/softer nylon. Just check as not all of them have break-aways on them. She does have light pink and blaze orange and lavender and other different colors.
    She has a pale silver-sage green color that would look nice on Twink!
    Crap!!! I was trying to think of all the tack stores in the area that would have a variety of halters and never even thought of Brenda's..

    I already ordered the one at Dover, but I'll check it out anyways...One can never have too many pink halters..lol



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