Use the Right Hal­ter

Trail Rider - - TRIP TIPS -

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; JulieGood­ TTR

A rope hal­ter (left) is a handy trailer-train­ing tool, but switch to a break­away or leather hal­ter (right) for the trailer ride.

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