A rope halter is commonly used when doing groundwork with your horse. It’s a long piece of rope that is knotted in special places. These knots act as pressure points on your horse’s face. Whether you’re a professional or amateur, there are a lot of reasons to use one!
Tops Benefits of a Rope Halter
Training: Pressure is applied to the nose and poll area of the horse for improved communication. When the horse is obedient, the pressure can be released as a reward.
Better fit: Varying sizes and diameters allow for a customized fit.
Less likely to break: Some horses quickly learn how to break a traditional leather halter. They lean into them and pull till they snap. This won’t happen with a rope halter. *Caution is advised when tying though!
Versatile: They can be used when leading, riding, and even lounging your horse.
Perfect feel: Rope halters feel good in your hands. They’re the perfect weight and very supple.
It’s essential you fit and tie the halter correctly! Watch the video below for a tutorial.
Check out this DIY project: Make Your Horse A Custom Rope Halter!