Talk To The Horse - Natural Horse Equipment



Start at $14.00.
Price list provided upon request

Halters

The halters are made from 1/4" double braided nylon rope. I make the halters with one continuous rope tied with a series of knots including a fiador knot at the chin so they are very strong. They are also soft, flexible and comfortable when made to fit properly. Rope halters encourage responsive behaviour and learning. When pressure is applied to the halter, the knots in the halter, put the pressure to points on the horse's head encouraging communication with your horse.

I carry a regular horse size and a smaller horse size but will make them from measurements


Tying your Rope Halter

The idea here is NEVER to tie the poll strap up around itself because the knot could cinch tight under pressure and be very difficult to remove.

By tying around the eye, you can always slide the eye back up to loosen things if the horse pulls and the knot gets tight.



Reins

The rope reins are made from 5/8' double braided nylon and can be made to fit your horse (see Measuring) The buckling slobber straps come in 4 colors: Black, light leather, brown leather and chestnut. If you want something really different I have slobber straps that I can color. The buckles are put on with Chicago screws so that the buckles can be changed. The reins are a really nice weight so the horse can feel the slightest pick up on them. The reins are very popular because they connect to the bridle with Leather slobber straps that buckle on and off with ease (no tinkling metal on metal).

The straps are made with single ply leather so if they do happen to get stepped on by a horse there is give. If a strap does break in a situation like this, rather than the cost of buying a new set of reins, I can replace the broken strap at a cost of just the new strap.


To lunge a horse safely with the rope reins, I like to bring the reins up through the gullet and over the horn.

 

 


12' Training Line

I use double braided nylon to make my 12 foot training lines. You can lunge or work the horse with the same rope that you tie and lead with. The double braided rope has a good weight and feel to it the slightest wiggle can be felt by the horse. This rope won't break, doesn't tend to twist or kink, stays supple, is less likely to "burn" than some other kinds of rope. This rope can also be thrown into the washer for cleaning. This line can be used with or without a hook.

Depending on how much rope needs to be used, what color and what kind of hook is used this training line starts at $34.00.

(Please request my price list)


22' Lunge Line

I use 1/2" double braided nylon to make my 22 foot lunge lines. I prefer the 1/2" because it’s a nice weight to handle and in a climate where there is a lot of rain and wet ground the lunge line could get quite heavy if a thicker rope were used. The double braided rope, like I said for the training line, has a good weight and feel to it the slightest wiggle can be felt by the horse. I was notorious for getting my lunge line tangled and in quite a mess but since I changed to the rope lunge line, it is a lot easier to handle it doesn't tend to twist or kink. This lunge line can also be thrown into the washer for cleaning. This line can be used with or without a hook.

Depending on how much rope needs to be used, what color and what kind of hook is used this training line starts at $45.00.

Little story about the training line
I had a friend who was very happy to have one of my 12 foot training lines handy. It seems that her yearling went up the stairs of her barn and into the loft. The training line was the only rope long enough to do the job of helping her back down the stairs. I seems that they connected the line to her halter and while someone held her head up from the loft above others encouraged her down the stairs from behind. That is not a usual use of the rope but it was strong enough to do the job and it was a cute story, since it all turned out well.

 

Talk To The Horse with natural horse equipment made by Tori Jones

Tori Jones
Talk To The Horse
6525 Bainbridge Road
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 8M4

250-724-5581
talk2thehorse@shaw.ca