Horses - Behavior Issues, Breaking and Training/halter

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QUESTION: hello sir, may i know why doesn't a halter has browband when compared to english bridle?

ANSWER: This is a "halter". Halters do not use a browband. There is no need for one.

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QUESTION: okay, but may i know why? is there any reason?

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Halters are used to train, lead and tie a horse. They work off of pressure behind the ears (the poll) and the pressure points just above the nose (not on the nose, as this would cut air off from the horse and cause it to panic). The English headstall (bridle) works off of the bit and the reins. Having said this...some English headstalls do use a browband. They come in all different styles. In most horses, I start the first ride in a halter.

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Bobby Passons

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I can answer questions concerning horse training, foundation work, colt starting, western riding, rider confidence and problematic horses.

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20 years in horse training. Starting colts, problematic horses, rider confidence and Western riding. I have specialized in training good/safe trail horses. Shown in western pleasure, halter and trail classes. I worked in West Texas gathering wild cattle.

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AQHA, APHA, NREMT

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degree in prehospital medicine.

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