Halter Sizing and Fitting:
A key element in getting any equipment to work with you and not against you is how it fits... from choosing the right size to order and then fitting it to you horse correctly.
Once you have your Halter this series of Photos shows how to fit it correctly!
1: Sat in a neat line below the Ear and high enough that the Jowl Section runs into the Gullet knot (2) close to the back of the Jawline. In the 'incorrect photo' this knot is too low and impacts the whole fit.
2: Quite often overlooked as part of a correct Fit, the Gullet knot needs to sit under the jaw high enough that the Halter is stable, if the Jowl Section is too short and the gullet knot sits to close to the Fiador Knot (3) then the Halter can be too tight across the Jaw and you need to lengthen the Crown to make it fit better - which then causes the issues in Number 1.
3: The Noseband/Fiador Knot Fit is key, too loose and you risk the Halter sitting on the sensitive/weaker part of the Nasal Bones. An ideal is 3/4 fingers between the knot and the back of the jaw.
4: The Nose Knots - in the 2nd Photo the Halter is too low, putting the 2 knots on the softer area of the face and the Noseband sitting too close to the weaker area of the nasal bones. If the 2 Nose Knots are too close together the Halter won't be stable on the face. Too wide and they will sit more over the Teeth/Jaw rather than on the Facial Bone.
I feel that if you when you pull the lead rope forwards and the Fiador Knot (3) comes forward to the bottom lip or even in front of the muzzle then this is too big or too low.
If you have read this far then Well Done and here is the Quick Fix for this Halter! This is the same Halter in both Pictures, it fits really well IF it is done up correctly
The 2nd Image shows how tying the Halter up too low causes all the issues discussed above.