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How to make a halter from a lead rope

There are times when you need a halter immediately. While these lead rope halters are not long term substitutes for the real thing, knowing how to make a serviceable halter from a rope in a pinch can be very valuable.

I always carry a spare halter in my trailer. I haven’t had to use mine for awhile but last fall I did loan it to a friend whose horse broke her halter while tied to a trailer. And we’ve all come across situations where a halter would really help move a horse from point a to point b (at least at our barn, horses are turned out without halters since we believe it’s safer).

The videos below show two different techniques: one uses a rope without a snap; the other uses a conventional lead rope.

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