Halter and lead sets are a key piece of equipment for every horse owner. They are essential for holding and leading horses in all your day-to-day activities, as well as at shows. With a quality halter and lead set, you can safely lead your horse everywhere; around the paddock, into the horse float or to a stable. A halter and lead set is also indispensable when a horse must be held for a farrier, dentist or vet, and many of them can also be used for in-hand work and groundwork. Because acceptance of the halter and lead is so vital to everyday horse ownership, young and unbroken horses should learn to tolerate the halter and lead from an early age by starting off with minimal pressure from the lead, coupled with a loosely fastened halter.
Whenever possible, halters should be removed when the horse is unsupervised. However, in situations where this isn’t possible (for instance, when you are travelling your horse to a show or if you have a very young horse that is difficult to catch to remove the halter), then it is best to opt for a quality leather halter over a nylon one. This is because in extreme circumstances, leather halters will snap more easily. For everyday use when the horse is supervised and not tied up, nylon halter and lead sets are a good choice.
A matching halter and lead set in a colour that suits your horse can add a touch of style to your horse’s wardrobe. We stock various halter and lead sets to suit your needs. This includes rope and pressure halters with long leads for groundwork, matching halters and leads that can be unfastened in multiple places for use at shows (so that you can put the bridle on before taking the halter off), everyday halters in plain colours and reflective sets.