The Parelli Horseman's Halter is different than any other halter on the market. Pat perfected the design and used to tie them himself on the way to clinics (someone else was driving of course!) Today Parelli halters are still hand-tied using smooth yachting braid (which is almost unbreakable) with simple knots that strategically balance on your horse's head.
12 Foot Rope
Pat's training line is way more than a lead rope. Being 12 feet long it gives you the ability to direct and support your horse from the ground and stay a safe distance away. The average lead rope is 7 feet long. The additional 5 feet that is on your training line gives you more safety and control while allowing your horse to also feel safe by allowing him to drift when he is unconfident.
1/4 inch yachting braid, simple knots under chin and on sides, non-fray ends, loop attachment.
The 100% polyester rope used at Parelli has been specifically engineered with horsemanship use in mind. Parelli rope is dirt, sweat, mildew, rot and UV resistant. This means that your rope will stay truer to its original form longer, without fading, stretching, popping or elongating. The rope you usually see used for halters and leads is typically nylon yachting rope and was never designed to withstand the unique challenges an equine application presents. Nylon rope stretches, can become stiff with use, increases in size over time and absorbs unwanted moisture.
No metal, even to finish the halter; the ends are melted.
Leather poppers on each product with Parelli stamp. Designed so when you drop them on the ground they no longer look like a halter, they collapse into a pile of rope. What makes this unique and functional is that because our halter folds up on itself when dropped it prevents a horse from catching a foot in it or otherwise becoming tangled.
Many of our customers have owned their halters for 20 years or more without any breakage or dry rot.