Anyone know of a nice headcollar? and some sizing help please!

No_Angel

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So I am thinking of buying a new headcollar for Freya, my mums Connemara, as part of her xmas prezzie. We have been using rope halters for years but my mum has decided it's easier for her hands to change to a standard headcollar.
I have a few Tekna ones on my shelf, the cob is a little too tight on her but the full is too big. Those of you with Connemaras, what size headcollar do you use and is there a brand that fits them the best? She is 6, 14.2 and in a 5ft9 rug, I'm hoping she's stopped growing now.

Also anyone know of any nice quality leather headcollars, I'm thinking a plaited or braided one might be nice. Must have a throat clip so she doesn't have to fiddle with a buckle to get it on and off.

Thanks all :)
 

Jessey

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If your mum still likes rope for the finite control but finds the knot fiddly then she needs one with a buckle like mine. The bit over the poll ends in a loop, you stick it through the hole and onto the hook, releasing it is super easy but I have never had one undo itself, I find it easier than a regular head collar to undo. I am racking my brains for what they are called but can't remember, I think Stacey Westfall's halters have them on as standard.
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Kite_Rider

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So I am thinking of buying a new headcollar for Freya, my mums Connemara, as part of her xmas prezzie. We have been using rope halters for years but my mum has decided it's easier for her hands to change to a standard headcollar.
I have a few Tekna ones on my shelf, the cob is a little too tight on her but the full is too big. Those of you with Connemaras, what size headcollar do you use and is there a brand that fits them the best? She is 6, 14.2 and in a 5ft9 rug, I'm hoping she's stopped growing now.

Also anyone know of any nice quality leather headcollars, I'm thinking a plaited or braided one might be nice. Must have a throat clip so she doesn't have to fiddle with a buckle to get it on and off.

Thanks all :)
I don't have any recommendations just wanted to say Hi and welcome back, good to see you back here, hope you and your herd are all well. :)
 

Trewsers

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I'll look and see what brand Storm's is. It's been on the go years lol I swapped it with someone on here, many many years ago in exchange for a Caldene gilet:D