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Dover Saddlery® Fancy-Stitched Comfort Halter

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Dover Saddlery® Fancy-Stitched Comfort Halter

Our Dover Saddlery® Fancy-Stitched Comfort Halter has a wide, anatomically contoured crownpiece that spreads contact over a wide area at the poll.

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Item #: X1-05394
$99.95
Ships in 2-5 Business Days
Helpful Information
How to Choose the Perfect Halter For Your Horse
Nameplate Attachment Instructions
How to Measure Your Horse for Halter
Our Guarantee

The Dover Saddlery® Fancy-Stitched Comfort Halter offers incredible style at a remarkably attainable price. Crafted from quality, 1" wide chocolate leather, this halter features eye-catching cheek pieces beautifully detailed with self-colored piping.

For horse comfort, a wide, anatomically contoured crownpiece disperses contact over a greater area at the poll in a design never before experienced at such a friendly price point. Our fancy-stitch pattern adorns the nose as an added touch. Features include:

  • Snap throat.
  • Double-buckle crown.
  • Adjustable chin.
  • Nickel hardware.

Imported.
How to Choose Between Types of Halters
Here's some facts to help you decide which type of halter best meets your needs.

Leather
  • Classically attractive in a range of leathers from economical to premium.
  • Preferred by many for ability to break and free a horse before serious injury occurs if the halter catches on an object.
  • Parts of leather halters, once broken, can be replaced or repaired.
  • Can have padding and contours for horse comfort; fancy stitching or other embellishments for added style.
  • Can punch holes if needed for the perfect fit.
  • Can be fitted with a monogrammed halter plate for a custom look.
  • Easily cleaned with tack cleaner; last for years with proper conditioning.
Breakaway
  • Preferred for turnout by many for the ability of the halter to break and free a horse.
  • Colorful nylon or cotton-blend webbing is paired with a leather crownpiece, tab or fuse designed to break if the halter becomes entangled with an object.
  • Replacement parts are inexpensive and easy to find, so the halter can be put back into service quickly.
  • Can have an engraved halter tag attached for identification.
  • Web parts can be cleaned with soapy water and gentle scrubbing with a soft brush.
Nylon
  • Colorful nylon webbing is durable.
  • Not considered ideal for turnout because if a horse were to become entangled, the webbing does not break, which places an entangled horse in danger of severe injury.
  • Can be cleaned by soaking in soapy water and scrubbing with a soft brush.
Rope
  • Durable rolled poly or cotton-blend rope construction.
  • Intended for ground work and horse handling only; not suitable for use in shipping, cross-tying or turnout.
  • Require correct tying to secure on horse.
Shipping
  • Designed for transport.
  • May be made of either leather or nylon with a breakaway tab and is encased with soft sheepskin fleece to protect the delicate skin of a horse's face.
  • Sheepskin helps wick away moisture to reduce sweating/discomfort under straps.
Grooming
  • May be made of leather or nylon.
  • Intended for use with supervision during grooming only; can easily slip off or become caught on an object.
  • Intentionally lacks throatlatch and jaw piece to allow for easy cleaning of the jowl areas.
How to Attach a Nameplate to a Halter, Bridle, Martingale or Breastplate

Required Tools: will need a leather hole punch, hammer and pencil.

Steps:
1. Unwrap your nameplate and identify the rivets as having two posts and two caps.
2. Center the plate where you would like it ; mark its holes with pencil.
3. Use the hole punch centered on the pencil marks. A good quality hole punch with appropriate pressure applied should be able to penetrate even thick leather halters.
4. Push the rivet posts through the back of the tack so the posts are pointed toward you.
5. Put the nameplate on rivet posts.
6. Place rivet caps onto the posts, and tap the caps with a hammer.

Note: If you do not feel comfortable installing your own nameplate, we are happy to help. Bring your plate and tack into your local Dover Saddlery store for assistance. Your local leather repair professional or cobbler may also be able to assist you.

How to Measure Your Horse for Halter

Horse halters come in a range of sizes: foal, miniature horse, small pony, large pony, cob, horse, oversize and draft. Halters are moderately adjustable within each size, and higher end halters allow the noseband, throatlatch and crownpiece to be adjusted independently.

You should measure your horse’s head before you go halter shopping so you can purchase the best-fitting halter available.

Noseband: Place one end of the tape measure at the midway point between your horse’s cheekbone and his nostrils. Stretch the tape measure across the nose to the corresponding point on the other side of your horse’s head. Record the measurement for your horse’s noseband area.

Chin portion of noseband: Starting at the same point between the cheek and the nostril, stretch the tape measure underneath the horse’s head to get the measurement for the bottom portion of the noseband. Record the measurement.

Crown: Place the end of your tape measure directly below your horse's cheek bone on the side of his face. Stretch the tape measure around the horse’s head to the corresponding location on the other side of his face. Record the measurement for the crownpiece of your halter.

Throatlatch: Place the end of your measuring tape several inches behind the horse’s eye near the top of his throat area. Measure underneath the throat to the corresponding area on the other side of the face. Record the measurement for the throatlatch area.

Note: Sizing varies between manufacturers, and not all manufacturers offer halters in all sizes.