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How to Use a Dually Halter

The Dually Halter is a patented training tool created by Monty Roberts, a famous horse trainer. The concept involves a conventional halter with a double noseband made of nylon. Rings on each side of the halter make it a dual-purpose halter, thus the name Dually, for groundwork, training and riding.

Step 1

Fit your horse with the correct size Dually Halter by measuring his nose, head and cheek size, as directed by the Urban Horse website. The halter is available in extra small, small, medium and large. Generally, an extra small fits a Welsh or Shetland pony, a small fits a 13-hand pony or horse up to 15.2 hands, a medium fits a 14-hand horse with a larger head up to a 16.2-hand horse and a large fits big horses, such as draft.

Step 2

Slide the halter over your horse’s ears to his poll. The Dually Halter fits higher than a normal halter, since it does not cover the soft part of the nose.

Step 3

Attach a lead rope to the bottom ring on the halter for ground training. Teach your horse to lead, load and back from the ground using pressure on his poll.

Step 4

Snap the reins to the rings on each side of the horse’s nose when riding. When riding with the Dually Halter, use direct rein pressure. For instance, if you want your horse to move left, pull his nose in that direction with your left hand.