Hybrid Leather Halter


Leather halter with built-in lungeing caveson, stud chain like control and safety breakaway. Pre-punched for a halter nameplate.

A leather halter like none other! Real control, a built-in lungeing caveson, breakaway functionality and rich leather in one halter.

If you choose a punched halter, your halter comes pre-punched on the left side for a halter nameplate - which is available from the · PLATES · site. 

If you prefer not to affix a nameplate, you can order our traditional triple stitched unpunched cheek halter.

Smoothed and darkened edges and the versatility of double buckle poll adjustment. Will breakaway at poll in case of severe pullback. Solid brass hardware. UV coated rope for longevity. Choose from oil dipped mahogany leather halter with sand rope and solid brass hardware or black bridle leather halter with black rope and stainless hardware. Yearling, Small, Average, Large and Draft.


The patented HYBRID Halter® is a direct combination of the traditional flat halter and the natural horseman's rope halter, with the addition of a signature 180° sliding ring and noseband knots to allow for the precise application of pressure and leverage - resulting in unbeatable lightness in the halter without the use of a stud chain. It eliminates head torquing, poll injury, knot hassles and stripped buckle holes while being safe for trailering, crosstying and even riding.


Pony Club approved.
USEA approved for the FEH yearling and 2 year old division.


See sizing chart and measurements in tabs below for guidelines. 


Add A Matching Rope...
Our super strong ropes are hand spliced from rope that has been specially engineered for equine applications and spun to our exact specifications. This high grade rope is UV, salt and water resistant. It features extraordinary tensile strength thanks to its specialist construction and is woven to retain its original length with age and use. Finished with your choice of our unique range of tested snaps. 

 What is a HYBRID Halter?


A halter that ...
combines lungeing convenience,
is safe for all uses
and has REAL control.

Granted an official patent for its innovative design, the HYBRID Halter is the first major revolution in horse halters in 25 years and has been put to the test under the widest possible range of horse handling conditions on three continents.


It is a direct combination of the traditional flat horse halter and the natural horseman's rope halter, with precision leverage thanks to the addition of a signature 180° sliding ring and noseband knots. Besides giving you a better response than any other halter, it also eliminates head torquing, knot tying hassles and stripped buckle holes while being safe for trailering, crosstying and even riding. In either leather versions or nylon versions fitted with our breakaway halter fuse kit, it is also breakaway in case of pullback.


It is handmade, completely repairable, not disposable. Our best selling style, the Nylon Classic Hybrid Halter has solid brass hardware and a rope undercarriage. This same style is also offered in a triple stitched leather halter. Our Economy Halter offers a thicker rolled nylon undercarriage and brass plated hardware. All of our halters can be customized with a personalized halter nameplate.


After you receive your halter, we will personally follow up with you to make sure its fit and function is just exactly what you expect and help you arrange any size exchanges if necessary.


What makes the HYBRID different from a normal rope halter or normal web halter?

In 2013, we patented the Hybrid Halter® design and created a completely new and unmatched category in the most lived in piece of tack your horse will ever wear - his halter. In the decade since, many have tried to copy or pickup elements of the design, but the simple truth is this: nothing else works as effectively, for the horse's benefit as our original patented design or world leading craftsmanship of the Horse Education Company Hybrid Halter®.

It has made its way to every major equine competition, including the Olympics, Kentucky Three Day Event, Badminton Three Day Event, the AQHA World Show and the National Finals Rodeo.

The Hybrid has all the SAFETY, convenience, personalization options, and functionality of a traditional web/flat halter. It features the stability of the buckles, rings and snap of a flat halter, combined with the training ability and control of the rope halter, plus the added benefit of the sliding ring under the chin for clarity of signal. The Hybrid Halter is the ultimate functional and training halter in one convenient design! You can cross tie in it, it won't tighten if a horse pulls back in it, it won't torque a horse's head to the side like a rope halter, so is both more comfortable for your horse and more effective for training because it mimics the application of pressure he will later experience with a bit. Your horse will find it difficult to lean on, so it can deliver a precision of cue that neither a rope, nor web halter can match and makes you and your horse's job easier. If you follow natural horsemanship, or do groundwork with your horse, you will see a remarkable training difference with this halter. If you lunge your horses, you won't have a need to to switch the rope of your lunge line based on your horse's direction of travel.


Use either breed/height or measurements on chart below to choose your halter!

Size Breed/Age/Size Nose Circumference Dee to Dee*
Suckling Foal  Foals up to weaning  Figure 8  
Mini Miniature horses  under 18" under 28"
Weanling Shetland ponies and weanling foals  18- 20" 28-34"
Yearling Yearling horses and sport poinies, POA's  20-21" 34-36"
Small Small headed adult Quarter Horses, average headed 2-year-olds and Arabians.  21-22" 36-38"
Average Most adult Quarter Horses, Paints and Thoroughbreds, Morgans, Mustangs, Gypsies, smaller Warmbloods. Under 15.2 with average sized jowls. Cob.  22-24" 38-40"
Large Larger Warmbloods, Large Jowled Paints, Foundation Bred Quarter Horses with Larger heads, Mules  24-26" 40-44"
XX-Large/Draft For all drafts and most draft crosses  26-28" 44-50"


 *Dee to dee measurement is measured from side dees on either side of the horse's face, over the top of the poll to the opposite dee.

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