IGNORANT HEADED HORSES
"I have never felt a light headed, responsive headed horse that normally wears a webbing halter."
Webbing halters cause ignorant headed horses.
Every day of my working life, I take hold and lead, horses that arrive for breaking or re-education. Still, 15 years after I introduced rope halters to the Saddlery Shops of Adelaide, I meet only about 30% of horses that wear them.
Of those 70% of horses that wear webbing halters, 100% of them are heavy and ignorant in the head. I have never met one that is truly light. The reasons:
Ignorant headed horses have ignorant minds. Ignorant minded horses have an ignorant attitude. Ignorant attitude can diminish the quality of the mouth.
Given that webbing, leather and plastic halters promote the learning of ignorance in the horse, it is the root cause for the commencement of most of the normal vices that end with the 'problem horse' and the failed owner, many of whom leave the Horse Industry. What you get on the ground so you inherrit under saddle. It comes with attitude and a heavy brain equals an ignorant horse.
If you have not been educated on the use and dangers of 'Rope Halters' or 'Horseman's Halters', read the relevant articles on this site. Tying up of horses, halter breaking, etc.
The Monty Robert's 'Dually Halter' can be dangerous and acts like a 'War Bridle' Monty Robert's use of this halter caused a horse to rear completely over backwards in the Adelaide Show. I recommend that no amateur uses one. Sure it lightens them up but without serious experience, dangers await.