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Ugh, Can't believe I'm going to ask this - Parelli Halters?

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  • Ugh, Can't believe I'm going to ask this - Parelli Halters?

    **Ducks from Flames** "Hold your fire!!"


    Before anyone throws a flaming road apple at me, let me explain.

    All of our horses wear rope halters. We are far from (what do they call them here?) Parellites? But we do use a bit of common sense horsemanship in some of our training. Not that I need to explain, but we don't spend hours shaking sticks at our horses, but I have to admit that it does seem to help a bit with ground manners, so they know the basics. We are a Dressage and Event barn and have horses at the highest levels - we are not 'no clue' back yarders who think the GOAL is a Level Whatever Parelli horse.

    THAT SAID; Our supplier of rope halters is "On vacation" and I have a very unruly 2 year old Dutch gelding who is giving the girls walking him out to the pasture the 'what for' (giggles, he's so naughty, I love babies!)

    They've requested I get him a rope halter. I have been working with him on manners and he is quickly learning, but I've only had him a week and he's - er..... boisterous. LOL

    I REFUSE to support PP and buy overpriced, over marketed equipment from him.

    Does anyone know where I can get a good quality rope halter? I need the kind with the soft rope, not the hard, hold it's shape even off the horse kind...and I also need a lead with a heavy clasp.

    TIA!

    *sigh* Flame away (I may even join you - consider me thoroughly embarrased!) LOL
    Concordia means "Harmony" in Latin.
    Full Time Dressage Addict

  • #2
    Personally I've never seen a rope halter do a darned bit of good on an unruly horse. I think they're a joke. I'd use a chain and set the spoiled brat down on his keister once or twice and he'd learn fast how I expect him to behave while on lead. That should have been worked out LONG before he got to be an "unruly 2 year old." Yikes. But that's just me. If you're absolutely set on buying a rope halter, you should be able to go to any local tack store and feel them for yourself. I bought a very soft one for about $10. (I didn't want to, but it was required gear with the S&R group I'm in).

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    • #3
      whoops, was going to suggest these people but they're on vacation too: http://www.naturalhorsesupply.com/

      not a parellite either, and his stuff is way over priced, but his halters and leads *are* nice.

      I tie my own from quality climbing rope, soft and super pliable without being floppy like a wet noodle. Takes less than an hour - with good directions - even if you're all thumbs. I've had mine for 13 years now.
      Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.

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        #4
        Please don't turn this into a debate about whether they are worthless or not. We use them here, we learned it from a former Olympic rider and it works for us. As I said, I JUST got him last week and it's not uncommon at all for WB babies to be turned out to pasture until it's time for them to come into work, so again, lets not turn this into a debate. I respect your opinion, please respect mine.

        The tack stores here don't carry the soft ones, hence the post requesting info....Thanks.
        Concordia means "Harmony" in Latin.
        Full Time Dressage Addict

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          #5
          Originally posted by buck22 View Post
          whoops, was going to suggest these people but they're on vacation too: http://www.naturalhorsesupply.com/

          not a parellite either, and his stuff is way over priced, but his halters and leads *are* nice.

          I tie my own from quality climbing rope, soft and super pliable without being floppy like a wet noodle. Takes less than an hour - with good directions - even if you're all thumbs. I've had mine for 13 years now.
          That is who we normally use! LOL

          I don't have any desire to tie my own! LOL
          Concordia means "Harmony" in Latin.
          Full Time Dressage Addict

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          • #6
            http://www.handcraftedjewls.com/
            Good quality, prices, and colors!

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            • #7
              sunsethalters.com
              Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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              • #8
                Google Half Circle Ranch.

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                • #9
                  These work;http://www.petvetsupply.com/tachbnh005.html
                  Last edited by Equibrit; Jul. 28, 2010, 09:56 AM.
                  ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                  • #10
                    http://lodgeropes.webs.com/ropehalters.htm

                    Yes, I know they're in Australia. But I used to see a lot of posts from this lady on another BB, and I remember her posting that she had lots of customers near me, in the Carolinas.

                    So she may have the shipping-to-the-US-difficulties/expenses all worked out already.

                    Anyway, I've heard wonderful things about her halters. But I can't speak from personal experience. If I can't lead it in a leather halter, I'm putting a chain across its nose.
                    I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sublimequine View Post
                      sunsethalters.com
                      Second this- I have a couple from these guys that I really like. I also love that I can get them in different sizes-
                      "Can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding"

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                      • #12
                        Also not a Parellite, and also find them useful. Mine are from Double Diamond. http://www.doublediamondhalters.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tabula rashah View Post
                          Second this- I have a couple from these guys that I really like. I also love that I can get them in different sizes-
                          They have great customer service, too.
                          Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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                          • #14
                            Mine are also Double Diamond though I wouldn't describe them as soft. I have taken flight while attached to an unruly 2-year old in a rope halter and found with that particular oversized snot that power steering (chain) was a necessity. Hopefully, your boisterous fella is more impressionable.
                            "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Concordia View Post
                              **Ducks from Flames** "Hold your fire!!"


                              Before anyone throws a flaming road apple at me, let me explain.

                              All of our horses wear rope halters. We are far from (what do they call them here?) Parellites? But we do use a bit of common sense horsemanship in some of our training. Not that I need to explain, but we don't spend hours shaking sticks at our horses, but I have to admit that it does seem to help a bit with ground manners, so they know the basics. We are a Dressage and Event barn and have horses at the highest levels - we are not 'no clue' back yarders who think the GOAL is a Level Whatever Parelli horse.

                              THAT SAID; Our supplier of rope halters is "On vacation" and I have a very unruly 2 year old Dutch gelding who is giving the girls walking him out to the pasture the 'what for' (giggles, he's so naughty, I love babies!)

                              They've requested I get him a rope halter. I have been working with him on manners and he is quickly learning, but I've only had him a week and he's - er..... boisterous. LOL

                              I REFUSE to support PP and buy overpriced, over marketed equipment from him.

                              Does anyone know where I can get a good quality rope halter? I need the kind with the soft rope, not the hard, hold it's shape even off the horse kind...and I also need a lead with a heavy clasp.

                              TIA!

                              *sigh* Flame away (I may even join you - consider me thoroughly embarrased!) LOL
                              why let girls lead the horse out then your putting those girls at risk and your not doing the horse any favours at all


                              why
                              becuase the horse will learn his real strenght and later when you want to do things all he needs to do is turn his head as he will be a full on full power

                              the thing to do is nip that in the bud now --------------
                              and not by a rope halter or chain over the nose

                              but by leading him with someone as in yourself if your any good as you claim with youngsters

                              - by being the boss - period you lead this horse out with some one that isnt going to allow the horse to take the piss and someone that can set his boundrires today not in a week or nextt week
                              but today ------- use your body langage and your voice two yanks of the lead rope and blooming tell the horse walk and you lead him under the chin with one hand hanve the excess lead rope in the other and make the horse walk in time your steps with you at his schoulder and if nesscary then take a show cane in the same hand that your holding him with under the chin with you so if he mis behaves you poke him in the neck and tell him to get back you rhn back up this command with the spare lead rope
                              and flick it -at his body
                              done dusted the horse will walk - i cant stand bargy horses
                              and your beter of with a head collar and lead rope

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                              • #16
                                Another good supplier:

                                http://www.tammysropetack.com/tammys...m/Welcome.html

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                                • #17
                                  I bought one from here
                                  http://stores.ebay.com/Hoof-n-Trail-Custom-Horse-Tack


                                  Fast shipping and cheap. The halter is nice and soft. I did not buy the one with the extra knots but for an unruly 2 yr old warmblood I might consider it.
                                  I have a sensitive Arab cross and thought the extra knots would be overkill.
                                  Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by goeslikestink View Post
                                    why let girls lead the horse out then your putting those girls at risk and your not doing the horse any favours at all


                                    why
                                    becuase the horse will learn his real strenght and later when you want to do things all he needs to do is turn his head as he will be a full on full power

                                    the thing to do is nip that in the bud now --------------
                                    and not by a rope halter or chain over the nose

                                    but by leading him with someone as in yourself if your any good as you claim with youngsters

                                    - by being the boss - period you lead this horse out with some one that isnt going to allow the horse to take the piss and someone that can set his boundrires today not in a week or nextt week
                                    but today ------- use your body langage and your voice two yanks of the lead rope and blooming tell the horse walk and you lead him under the chin with one hand hanve the excess lead rope in the other and make the horse walk in time your steps with you at his schoulder and if nesscary then take a show cane in the same hand that your holding him with under the chin with you so if he mis behaves you poke him in the neck and tell him to get back you rhn back up this command with the spare lead rope
                                    and flick it -at his body
                                    done dusted the horse will walk - i cant stand bargy horses
                                    and your beter of with a head collar and lead rope
                                    You assume that our barn girls are ignorant, no experience beginners...first error in assumption... but I'm not going to even justify the rest of your blather with a response.

                                    I just love when people assume all others are ignorant and that THEY can save the world with what THEY know. God forbid someone might do things differently. Consider me appropriately chastized. Thank you, do you feel better now? **rolls eyes**

                                    .
                                    Concordia means "Harmony" in Latin.
                                    Full Time Dressage Addict

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                                    • #19
                                      Hope you got your halter, and he's behaving,lol. He'll learn respect and personal space soon enough.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Murkuryrising View Post
                                        Hope you got your halter, and he's behaving,lol. He'll learn respect and personal space soon enough.
                                        Thanks

                                        He's a pretty quick learner but has a stubburn streak. LOL He was turned out with another youngster and allowed to just be a baby and grow up... He was handled daily, but not excessively - I think mainly led in to eat and then back out.

                                        We had another 'personal space' lesson tonight and he seems to be getting more respectful
                                        Concordia means "Harmony" in Latin.
                                        Full Time Dressage Addict

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