Horse Halter SizesSizes of halter
Sizes of halter and mounting instructions
Holster sizes are the same diversity as bridles: bangs, butts, full (sometimes referred to as medium horses) and oversized (sometimes referred to as big horses). Design halter sizes are available from specialist providers. Click here to buy our complete range of horse and bounty holders inline. Most halter producers include weights on their package label to help you choose the most suitable halter sizes for your horse in your halter line.
Generally, if your horse needs a full sized harness, it also needs a full sized halter. There are some problems with your horse's exterior. If your horse has a very slim horse's snout, for example, you may need to try halter sizes from different brands to find the right fitting, or buy a holster in piston sizes to get a good fitting.
If this happens, you must be sure that the cheeks are long enough to take the length of the horse's face. 1 ) Set the crown piece that affects the position of the nose strap, the loosening of the throat and the corner of the cheeks against your horse's face.
Crowns should be placed over the horse's head, near the back of the horse's head, but not in the ear. While some halter straps have clasps on both sides of the crown, others have only one clasp on the other. If you have two clasps, try to use symmetric openings to adjust the crown section.
2 ) Inspect the halter nosepiece. Situated about half way between the horse's eye and the horse's snout, it should lie under the horse's cheekbone so that the fittings that connect the nosepiece, chinstrap and cheekpiece do not push into the horse's cheekbone. Ensure the straps are so tight that the horse cannot pinch his feet or any other objects, but are loose enough to open his or her mouth, bite and breath easily.
As a guide, use two to three finger between the nose strap and your horse's face. When this is the case, pay particular attention that you reach the optimal nose strap positioning by lifting or dropping the crown part with the clasp and that the nose strap is not too loosely or too tightly fitting.
When the cheeks are too long or the crown is too loose, the ribbon is too low on the horse's snout. It can affect the horse's respiration or, in the worst case, can slide over the horse's snout. 3 ) Examine the throat, which should lie under the forehead, where the throat hits the cheeks.
While you should be able to put three to four digits into the larynx area to ensure that it can breath and absorb, this distance will not allow your horse to get a foothold in the harness when he sinks his throat. 4 ) Inspect the cheeks. In the ideal case they should be placed in line with the cheekbones.
When the throat is too long or too long or the crown is not set right, the cheeks cannot run in line with the cheekbones. The horse can open and bite its jaws and the harnesses are placed in comfort. It is not so loosely that the halter can slide into the horse's eye during handling.
Badly seated halter - the horse could pinch a leg or other item into the slack. This halter slips when the horse is handling this halter. Tip: Since leathers can easily expand with age and care, regularly inspect the shape of your leathers holster to make sure they are not too loosen.