Rated 5 out of 5 by Mady Perfect!
Great halter! I just wanted this for bareback riding around the property and its perfect!
January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Basic Poly Side Pull Rope Training Halter Great Deal
The only problem I have with this halter is the noseband tries to spin & it's a bit long on my mares nose. I think if the side knots were a bit lower it would fit better. Overall I really like this halter.
November 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Georgia Just fits
Just fits my Arabian's head, a large arabian, measures 20" around the nose 2 " up from corner of mouth. about 40" from same spot around poll to other side. Love it working well riding in the round pen very responsive,
November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Person AWESOME!
Bought it, took it out of the box, it wasn't stiff at all! Put it on my horse, walked around, fine. Got on, fine. Rode around, fine. Rearing and bucking, fine. This is a great product and WILL be buying again! (PS the rings are actually quite strong)
October 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by iceyicons pretty good for the price
I use this type of halter, but from Sunset Halters, which makes theirs by hand in the USA with superior quality rope and rings. This type gives good control through spooks, runaways, rears, and bucks. It is perfect for the one rein stops we use in NH. My difficult pony worked for years in these, and it has helped her bit work be lighter, because of the extensive flex training we did with it. She accepts the bit normally now, and snaffles with smaller rings can be hung from the rings. It is important to get a long chinstrap, which is also available from sunset halters, but not from SLT, unfortunately. A regular chinstrap won't fit. I am going to try hanging a regular chinstrap off scissor snaps, so it can easily be taken on and off. The chinstrap keeps the sidepull pretty snug, essential for precise control. If it is loose and flopping all over the place, the horse will receive very imprecise signals from it. It can be adjusted from the fiador knot, but it will slip when the horse pulls on it. I bought one of these from SLT for use as a spare. I can see that the rope will not be as durable as the Sunset Halters brand, and I am not 100% sure I trust the rings as much, but it looks pretty good and solid. If it is really polypropylene and not nylon, as it says in the SLT dscription, this may break down in sunlight over time, so it would be good not to leave it outside. At any rate, no equine should be left all by themselves in rope halters, as they are unbreakable should the animal get caught on something, and your animal can get killed if noone is there to rescue it. That said, it is nice to have that security in situations where it is important for the equine's safety for it not to be able to get untied from it. I think these SLT ones are fun to have around to have around as spares, just to have some neat extra colors, such as for holidays and school colors, etc. Remember, an added cost in not being able to order your size for your own animal, is you will have to retie all the knots to make it fit.
July 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by marianna great
the halter is great when im walk my hore in the yard when she is eating just get 8 ft reins and its great besides that i dont use it and it is soo stiff when you first get it and at a great price
June 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hayley Great, but big!
I originally got this for the small grade pony I leased last year because I was about to go on a weekend trail ride and I knew i'd be riding abound the camp grounds alot and wouldn't want to keep getting my bridle and so I put it on him and it was HUGE!! I tried adjusting it and everything! just way too big! But now I use it for my slightly small headed Tennessee walking horse and with just a little adjusting it fits her perfectly! :] so it turned out awesomely! ..other than that trail ride:/
April 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ok, but good for the price Ok, Good for price
I have a 16.2 Appendix stallion and i thought this would be great to have to ride bareback in the arena with. When I received it, I opened the box, and I thought the color was gorgeous(I got the lime green)! Then I clipped on a pair of spare reigns and gave it a yank and it was fine. But then I went to the barn, hoped on my stallion and he shook his head and both rings snapped! I was somewhat disappointed after the rave reviews.
February 26, 2012