My husband, Dan, has been raising horses all his life. He has broke several, 3 of which are still with our family. One of the hardest obstacles that he faces is growing trust with a horse. Without trust, the horse won't let you even come near them in the first place.
Before, Dan would have used just a regular lead rope, slowly looped it around the horse’s neck, and started doing his ground work with the horse until he felt comfortable to start trying to put a halter on him/her. Now we have the quick catch halter which has provided Dan with a lot less stress about trying to catch his new "project", as he likes to call them. In 3 easy steps, Dan can have the horse caught and doing ground work in a matter of seconds.
The first thing you do is slip the ring side of the rope over the horse’s neck. Next, form a small loop with the rope on your side of the horse, and insert it through the ring just below the head of the horse. Finally, adjust the loop over the muzzle and pull the lead secure. It’s not only a great way to catch a new (or stubborn!) horse, it also is a great way to get the horse used to having something on it’s head. That will make the transition to a halter much simpler! Rhonda