Halters and Leads 

Horse halters and leads are undoubtedly the most important and commonly used pieces of tack that any equestrian owns. Many equestrians tend to prefer a certain style and type depending on whether they ride English or western. The kind of halter a rider uses can also depend on whether they are training, schooling or showing. 

Types of Halters 

As you search for a new halter for your favorite equine partner, you'll come across a variety of different types: 

  • Breakaway: Breakaway halters, which feature a combination of leather and nylon, are designed to break or detach if your horse gets caught on something. Though these halters are designed with functionality and safety in mind, you can find them in bright colors and fun prints.
  • Nylon: Nylon halters are durable and easy to maintain. Because they are extremely hard to break, they are often used for grooming and leading.
  • Rope: Rope horse halters often serve well for training purposes. They are strong, durable and available in a wide range of colors.
  • Leather: A leather halter is a traditional, classy piece of tack beloved by English riders. If the leather is taken care of, these halters can last for years.

Choosing the Right Halter

With so many halters to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down your options. To help you decide, think about what you plan on doing while your horse is wearing the halter. Different halter styles can be ideal for applications such as:

  • Grooming.
  • Training.
  • Trailering.
  • Leading and turning out.

No matter which option you choose, your horse's safety and comfort should be the top priority. Make sure the halter fits well and is not tight, rubbing or pinching any area of the horse's face. You should be easily able to slip two fingers underneath the throatlatch and noseband areas.

Importance of Quality 

Be sure to consider the quality of the horse halter you are thinking of buying. You need a halter that you can rely on whether you are training young horses or tying in unfamiliar areas. Remember, only a breakaway halter should detach in emergency situations — all others should be durable enough to withstand daily usage and training.

Importance of a Breakaway Mechanism 

There are certain instances when the breakaway mechanism comes in handy. If you are leaving the halter on when your horse is in the cross ties, turned out in the paddock or pasture, or while being trailered, you need a halter that will break free if your horse gets caught or panics. This mechanism helps protect your horse from serious injury. 

Find Top Quality Halters and Leads at Horse Tack Co.

Horse Tack Co. is your source for quality halters and leads from the brands you love, including Exselle, Tough 1 and Tory Leather. We carry all types and styles of halters, from nylon varieties to silver show halters. We also have no-rub padded halters to keep your horse comfortable and stylish. From foal and mini sizes to designs for full-size horses, we stock what you need to find the perfect fit for your horse. 

And while you're shopping halters, be sure to pick up a matching lead! We have everything from leather horse leads to cotton lead ropes to pair perfectly with your new halter. 

Order your halter and lead today and enjoy our competitive prices and fast shipping. Our team is always available to answer any questions!       

Neoprene Padded HalterNo Rub!PVC coated...
Neoprene Padded HalterNo Rub!PVC coated foam padding on crown and nose. Comes with swivel snap at the throat and heavy duty hardware. A very attractive pattern with black stripes, choose...
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This nylon breakaway halter is...
This nylon breakaway halter is made with a leather replaceable crown piece with double buckles, and does not adjust. Hardware is brass plated.Colors: Blue, Black, Hunter Green, Red and Purple...
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Leather Crown Diamond Pattern HalterOur...
Leather Crown Diamond Pattern HalterOur Popular Leather crown diamond pattern halters now in Neon Pink with CP hardware Neon Green with SB hardware. These web halters Feature a double buckle...
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Highland Plaid Halter with Leather...
Highland Plaid Halter with Leather Trim.Colorful, distinctive and fun. Top quality American leather joined to soft, colorful, plaid rayon webbing. Solid brass hardware finishes off this great looking halter. Available...
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Leather Crown Halter--Nylon Safety HalterTriple...
Leather Crown Halter--Nylon Safety HalterTriple ply nylon halter with leather crown. Replaceable leather crown will break away if horse becomes caught, helping prevent injury. Durable, three-ply, 1 inch nylon with...
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Plaid Nylon Padded HalterTop quality...
Plaid Nylon Padded HalterTop quality halter that features solid brass hardware, metal tip and brass eyelets, adjustable chin and swivel snap on rolled throat. PVC foam padding on the crown...
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Rope Halter With 8 Foot...
Rope Halter With 8 Foot by 5/8 inch Lead Rope Halters are lightweight and a great communication tool with your horse. They fold up easily to stow away in your...
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Breakaway Halter with Padded Nose...
Breakaway Halter with Padded Nose and Crown1" Nylon Halter with comfort padding sewn into the nose and leather crown. Halter features brass plated hardware, adjustable chin and throat snap, and...
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Rope Halter with Rope Nose...
Rope Halter with Rope Nose and  8 Foot by 5/8 inch Lead.Rope Halters are lightweight and a great communication tool with your horse. They fold up easily to stow away...
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Draft Halter with OverlayThis strong...
Draft Halter with OverlayThis strong nylon 2 ply draft horse halter is 1 1/2 wide with nickel plated hardware and single buckle crown. These are GREAT halters for draft horses.Halter...
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Breakaway Halter, Nylon with Padded...
Breakaway Halter, Nylon with Padded Nose and CrownNylon Halter with comfort padding sewn into the nose and leather crown. Halter features brass plated hardware adjustable chin and throat snap on...
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Breakaway HalterNylon Halter with comfort...
Breakaway HalterNylon Halter with comfort padding sewn into the nose and leather crown. Halter features brass plated hardware adjustable chin and throat snap. Size: Large Horse (1100-1600 lb horse),  1"...
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Leather Crown Diamond Pattern HalterOur...
Leather Crown Diamond Pattern HalterOur Popular Leather crown diamond pattern halters now in Neon Pink with CP hardware Neon Green with SB hardware. These web halters Feature a double buckle...
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Padded Horse Halter, Crown and...
Padded Horse Halter, Crown and Nose Padding on Great Halter. Soft padded horse halters (so comfy for your horse) with padded crown and nose. Comes with swivel snap at the...
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Yearling Horse Halter with Snap...
Yearling Horse Halter with Snap Available Colors: Black, Purple
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Poly halter with snap.Size: pony-coltColor:...
Poly halter with snap.Size: pony-coltColor: Green
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Rope Halter with Leather Nose...
Rope Halter with Leather Nose and 8 Foot by 5/8 inch Lead.Rope Halters are lightweight and a great communication tool with your horse. They fold up easily to stow away...
Regular price $17.50
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Rope Halter with Leather Nose. ...
Rope Halter with Leather Nose.  With 8 Foot by 5/8 inch Lead.Rope Halters are lightweight and a great communication tool with your horse. They fold up easily to stow away...
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Purple Rope Halter with Rope...
Purple Rope Halter with Rope Nose and  8 Foot by 5/8 inch Lead.Rope Halters are lightweight and a great communication tool with your horse. They fold up easily to stow...
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Blue Mini Rope Halter with...
Blue Mini Rope Halter with Rope Nose and  8 Foot by 5/8 inch Lead.Rope Halters are lightweight and a great communication tool with your horse. They fold up easily to...
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Purple Mini Rope Halter with...
Purple Mini Rope Halter with Rope Nose and  8 Foot by 5/8 inch Lead.Rope Halters are lightweight and a great communication tool with your horse. They fold up easily to...
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Red Rope Halter with Rope...
Red Rope Halter with Rope Nose and  8 Foot by 5/8 inch Lead.Rope Halters are lightweight and a great communication tool with your horse. They fold up easily to stow...
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ROPE NOSE HALTER RED WITH SILVERCOMES WITH MATCHING LEAD.
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HALTER ROPE PINK/SILVER W/ROPE NOSECOMES...
HALTER ROPE PINK/SILVER W/ROPE NOSECOMES WITH MATCHING LEAD.
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