Unusual Halter

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 22, 2007, 6:15

This German draft horse is wearing a halter of a type I have not seen before: the cheekpieces and lower portions are all made of decorative chain links. This is not a design used to discipline the horse (as some people might be familiar with - such as using a chain looped over the horse's nose to control it). The design of this halter would not apply any pressure with the chains; in fact, the two parts of the halter than exert pressure on the horse are made of wide pieces of leather. The chain here is purely ornamental. A bit Medieval looking, I think!

Photo: Little Sara on flickr.