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When tying a rope horse halter, approach the horse slowly and calmly, loop the nose piece over the horse's nose in the proper position and pull the strap over the top of the animal's head to secure it. Tie a rope halter onto a horse with advice from a riding instructor in this video on equestrian living.
We're going to attach a rope halter to my horse as I catch him here in his paddock while eating. Rope halters are a very affordable, somewhat budgeted piece of equipment that we can all enjoy using. They're designed to be more assertive in the nature of their build. They have a double strand on the nose, which not only helps us orientate the halter to the horse, but it's part of that effective work in trying to maintain good ground manners. So what I like to do is make sure that as I approach my horse I do have this halter ready, so I won't have any chance of taking too much time and loosing the respect of the horse as I go up to put it on. So I'm going to approach him in my quiet manner. As I get there, I can put his lead rope around his neck... that'll ensure that he stays quiet for me. I've already found the nosepiece, so I place that over his nose, that'll bring me so that the loop is on its correct side, bring the strap over the top of his head, or what we call the pole, near his bridle path, and then I place the end of that rope halter into the loop, make it snug enough, come back up to the top, and bring it so that they loose end is now pointing downward. So here I have a halter and a lead rope, all combined, that I can now begin work with, whether just simply for leading, or to help teach this horse some better ground manners.