Question: I ride English. I use nylon halters, but my horse does not respond as well as he should. He can take me half way down the road sometimes, especially when he wants to eat grass. Do you think I should be using a rope halter? What is the difference? How do you put one on the horse? How do you tie them?
Answer from April Reeves: Traditional halters have a nice elegant look to them and are easy to put on a horse. Unfortunately, some horses tend to pull against them and drag their handlers around, as the wide bands of leather (or nylon) are almost comfortable for a horse.