Use the Right Halter
When you’re trailer-training your horse, outfit him in a rope halter, which applies and releases pressure for cuing ease. But when you’re ready to trailer him, switch to a flat halter with a breakaway feature or a leather halter. (Leather breaks under pressure.)
A breakaway or leather halter is not only more comfortable for your horse to wear during trailer rides, but also will give way in case he pulls back or loses his balance — or if you have a trailering accident— which could potentially save his life. — Julie Goodnight; JulieGoodnight.com TTR
A rope halter (left) is a handy trailer-training tool, but switch to a breakaway or leather halter (right) for the trailer ride.