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Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi - 2 Time Wold Champion - Team HEC

Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi

Three Time World Champion Barrel Racer and $3 Million Dollar Rider


How a small maker of horse halters and ropes ended up teaming up with one of the Best Cowgirls in the World.

A Message from the owner

I am so grateful to Brittany for choosing a small company like mine to purchase halters from years ago, and now become partners with. I remember her name coming across my computer and having to pinch myself. Its a really special thing to put nameplates on any halter and I always say a little blessing when I do, but its extra special when its for a horsewoman you admire. Brittany is so many things, a breeder, a trainer, a competitor, astute about equine sports medicine - the list goes on - so I take it as a real compliment when she says she likes the ropes I make or chooses to put these incredible equine partners of hers in any of the halters.

I absolutely love horses and would love to help dress yours. You can configure your own headcollars and nameplates here on the website, but should you require assistance I am happy to tailor your order for you personally and offer bespoke guidance on matters such as sizing and or what might look best on your nameplates. I ship worldwide to your home location, gift receiver or away race or sale.

Gear is ordered through this site and your nameplates can then be designed at www.halternameplates.com

If you have any questions or I can assist further, please email me.

Warm regards,


Sara Johnson, Owner
The Horse Education Company

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More than going fast

It goes across all sports and the horse knows if you've got it


Impeccably crafted, HEC halters remain in use for years. Easily given a freshen up with leather conditioner, a replacement poll strap and a new brass nameplate when needed. They are designed as a sustainable piece of tack that will accompany your horse through all his greatest moments with you.

photo ©Malte Christians for Olympian Andrew Hoy


Excellent for all types of training, exercise and management. Just snap and go! You will be able to control your horse's body more effectively thanks to the side-on leading angle of the in-built 180 degree sliding chin ring. The only thing that moves is the sliding ring - the headcollar itself will not twist under any conditions.

Lariat Hybrid Headcollar in Mahogany
photo ©Malte Christians for Olympian Andrew Hoy


Getting on and off the trailer, in the wash bay or in the cross ties - the Hybrid offers comfort and security for your horse. It is breakaway safe with hundreds of hours of development gone into things like stretch, stitching patterns and breaking strength that allow the design to function elegantly without your notice.

GIVe the horse a chance to be right

A rope or flat halter starts correcting the horse as soon as you pick up on it and unconfortably asking him to twist his head while moving and doing what's requested.
That's not very nice.

Our exclusive design gives the horse a chance to be right before any correction. The sliding ring works as a pre-signal. Your horse should respond to that alone. If he doesn't, only then do the pressure knots engage to give a very gentle reminder and enforcement. This reinforcement feels similar to pressing your first two fingers on one hand into the soft space between your fingers on the other hand.

There is no movement on the Hybrid Halter besides the sliding ring - the entire top part of the halter rests quietly on their face - giving them only one sensory cue to pay attention to. The flat poll helps protect from injury if he should get scared and pull back and our products are carefully designed to breakaway and be replaceable should that happen.

The Hybrid Halter offers more control than a control headcollar when your horse does have an emotional moment and needs support - but it is not a control halter. It is a full time replacement halter that is beautifully made and more comfortable than your horse's current halter. Good horses deserve to be rewarded with less annoying humans. Horses that are struggling to learn deserve to be treated with dignity and respect while they figure out how to be good citizens in our human world.

Leading - Lungeing - Travel - Cross Tying - Batheing

HEC's patented Hybrid Halter® is a full time replacement halter that your horse can wear for every life task. It makes prep and training easy without having to switch in and out of various headcollars, halters or harsh chains. It is an undeniably smart solution for the modern barrel horse with a demanding schedule.



Provides maximum guidance for horses who get strong away from home