Horse Halters Help You Control Your Horse
How you can catch a horse with a horser halter
It's pretty easy to use horse halters to catch a horse... that is if the horse wants to be caught. Some horses are like that others, are just being a pain in the neck. They won't come to you when they are called. Instead they will run away when they see you approaching and/or they will just walk away once you think you've almost got the horse halter around their head.
Here are some tips that could help you catch your horse, giving you more time together, instead of you playing chasing games with him.
1. Grain trick: When you go to catch your horse bring a bucket of grain: Shake the bucket once you are in his field or paddock and once he hears the shaking he should come. Feed him the grain, and every time after bring him less and less until there is no grain in the bucket. But once your horse sees you he will automatically come running, because he is so use to you having food for him.
2. Vocal listening: Work your horse until he's tired, un-tack him and leave him loose in the arena, go in with some treats and stand a few steps away from him. Call your horse's name and if he steps towards you feed him a treat. Keep doing that until he will come to you no matter how far the distance is. You will probably have to do this trick more then once before he will come to you outside.
Horses work on hierarchy. If your horse is not comming to you and you are getting fed up trying to catch the horse perhaps the horse has put you below them in their mind. This can be changed through proper training. Click here to find out how this horse trainer may be able to help you.
Halters are made out of three main materials. Most people will be looking at leather or nylon because they are the most popular and what stores sell. There are also rope halters. Nylon is generally less expensive than leather, but just as good so if you're on a budget I would suggest a nylon halter. While inexpensive leather halters are similar in price to the nylon ones, you can spend up to $100-150 on a good leather horse halter. Leather halters look the part, they make the horse's head features stand out and they are a lot fancier then any other halter. On the other hand, nylon halters come in a multitude of colors and you can even get a rainbow look now.
You also need a lead rope attached to your halter to bring the horse in. There are again many types of lead ropes- chain, leather, cotton and nylon leads are the most popular. Almost everyone uses a cotton lead rope, easy on the hands and cheap but durable. A chain lead rope is normally used on stallions or strong horses. Again, cotton and nylon lead ropes come in many different colors.
Tying a lead rope:
Horse halters come in handly when you are working with your horse such as when you are grooming or putting their tack on.
1. Run the lead rope around the object you're tying your horse to
2. Make a loop with the side of the rope in your left hand, try and make it close to the object your tying to so you can pull the quick release knot tight once finished
3. Bring the loop from your left hand underneath the ride side of your rope
4. Pull the loop over and tuck it into the hole created from the 2 sides
5. Finally pull the loop tight, while holding onto the excess rope so the quick release knot doesn't move.
That's how you form a quick release knot to tie your horse to an object. With the excess part of the lead rope you can make another loop and put it inside the already formed loop, you don't have to pull it tight.