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.
Mini/Foal: Smaller, refined Miniatures, and most newborn foals.
Pony/Weanling: Shetland, Welsh, and larger Miniatures.
Arabian: Petite Arabians with tea-cup noses, larger ponies, and Quarter Horse-type yearlings. If your horse's nose is much larger than your fist, a Regular halter is recommended.
Regular: Most Quarter Horses, Paints, Thoroughbreds, Mustangs, Fell, Highland, Icelandic, New Forest, and Cobs.
Warmblood: Quarter Horses with large jowls, smaller Draft crosses/American Warmbloods, Trakehners, Dutch Warmbloods, Selle Francais, Fresians, Hanoverians, Holsteiners, Oldenburgs, Irish Drafts, Lipizzaners.
Draft: Percheron, Belgian, Clydesdale, Shire (or very large-headed horses).