Our rope halters are hand tied by us to your specifications using the finest quality 1/4 inch double braid, nylon rope you can buy. There is no hardware to injure the horse, they are soft, not rigid, making them more useful as training tools as this allows the horse the chance to find a comfort zone away from the hard knots. All splices are sewn and the ends are buried to prevent the "unraveling" effect that some other rope halters experience. For information on using the rope halter and tying the latch knot, go to the Training - Haltering page.
The fiador knot is sewn to prevent it from collapsing or falling apart, a common problem with this knot. The tie ends are finished with a special end splice to reduce bulk and to make tying the tails to the latch loop extremely easy and non cumbersome and, most importantly, they will not fray or come apart even after years of use. PLEASE....take time to look at the link below to make sure you're ordering the correct size for your horse. I can make "tweeners" for a horse that falls somewhere between sizes. Breed or size of hands does not always matter....a short horse can have a fat head and a tall horse can have a skinny one.....measure to be sure.
Below is a general start for finding your horse's size.
Take a measurement around your horse's nose just below the cheek bone. Note: the average horse is about 23-24" around the nose. Use a string to get the length of these measurements and lay the string out against a yardstick or tape measure. DO NOT USE A METAL TAPE MEASURE TO TAKE THESE MEASUREMENTS ON YOUR HORSE!
Or you can order the following sizes:
Note: If you have to decide on a size -- It's better to have a halter that is a little bit too big than one that is too small! If you are going to ride with the halter you want a 2"-4" space above the fiador knot to tie the lead rope into the halter. You can also decide to ask for a "tweener" which is any halter size that falls between two standard sizes.
ANOTHER NOTE: If you are buying a halter for something other than a horse.....be aware, no other animal's head is shaped exactly like a horse's head. So, if you are buying for a mule, donkey, alpaca, llama, goat, cow, etc.....PLEASE let me know so that I can work with you on the special needs of those critters.
Important: These halters are great training devices, but aren't very forgiving as the breaking strength on the rope is so high that a horse won't likely be able to get free on their own if they get into trouble . Do not leave a rope halter on your horse when you are not using it in a training session with your horse or for riding. Do not tie your horse in a trailer with a rope halter.....EVER.
Rope halters are available in these colors:
Rope Halter $19.00
Paracord knotted nose band rope halter.
I've had so many requests for them, I decided to offer them up......paracord knotted nose bands for rope halters. Offered in black over your choice of color on the halter. These do take some of the training potential out of the rope halter but they also make the halter more comfortable for horses who already understand the concept of the rope halter. For trail riders, the paracord can be untied and used for emergency purposes. Not available in white/blue tracer halters.
Knotted Nose Band Rope Halter $28.00
Side Pull RopeHalter With Solid Brass or Steel Rings
A Perfect way to ride with the rope halter without using a mecate. The rings, available in brass or steel (you choose) make it easy to attach any rein with a clip and the ring at the bottom will accomodate a lead rope or longe line.
This can be made with the standard rope loops under the fiador instead of the metal ring (which adds quite a bit of weight). As with all my rope halters, the fiador knot is securely sewn to prevent it from falling apart under use, and the rope is soft, not rigid.
Two styles....the double nose knot has the ring placed approx. 1" below the standard nose knot while the single nose knot design carries the ring directly on the nose knot.
Choose from solid brass or nickel plated steel rings.
Important: These halters are great training devices, but aren't very forgiving as the breaking strength on the rope is so high that a horse won't likely be able to get free on their own if they get into trouble . Do not leave a rope halter on your horse when you are not using it for training purposes or for riding.. Do not tie your horse in a trailer with a rope halter EVER.
Shown on left, double nose knot, on right, single nose knot...ring or rope loops available on either. Top photo is of the single nose knot side pull minus the horse for a better look.
NOTE: Reins are not included. Go to reins catalog to purchase separately.
Side pull halters available in these colors:
Side Pull Halters $23.00
Side pull halter with knotted nose band: Knotting available on the side pull halters as shown above in the regular halters.
Side Pull Halter with Paracord Knotted Nose Band $32.00
make your own rope halter, click
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Updated Sept. 2012