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Buying Rope Halters
« on: September 17, 2009, 11:58:39 PM »
I'm starting to get sick of dealing with the nylon halters sold by Sullivans. I put 4 halters on bulls last night to let them drag, came out this morning and all 4 had them pulled off. Does anyone make halters made of actual rope anymore that are nice and tight and will stay on an animal? I don't have the time to try and make one myself, so if there was a vendor who sold them, I would be more then happy to send some business their way. TIA!

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 12:14:39 AM »
No idea where you would buy what you want never even see actual rope for sale.  One thing I have done to keep the halters from coming off is to put a snap on to the lead portion so that it can not loosen off too far.  This way I can take the snap back off and have a useable halter still lots of people tie a knot for the same purpose but I have seen them have to cut the halter off because the knot is pulled so tight.

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009, 12:16:13 AM »
Kind of what I'm scared of with the knot. What do you mean by a 'snap'?

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009, 12:21:33 AM »
take a nylon rope halter and soak it in water for a day then set it out in the sun for about a week. that seems to make them frizz out and stay a little better.
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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 12:27:11 AM »
I've tried everything possible with the nylon halters I have right now. They've had the following done:
- ran through the washer in hot water 3 times
- then placed them on the metal barn roof stretched out for 2 days to dry
- put them in the mud in front of the feed trough so they not only soaked up mud, but also got trampled and stomped into the dirt.
- literally put one into a 5 gallon bucket of mud to let it soak.

Still having problems with these things being as slick and loose as the day they left Sullivans.

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 12:48:50 AM »
I probably am not doing a good job of explaining this but I use a snap  (fastener) (don't know what else to call it) like is on the end of a neck rope.  Untwist the lead rope a bit where you would tie a knot and pull one strand of rope back between the other two and fasten the snap on to it.  The snap will not be able to slide on the rope and can be taken off and the rope will straighten out like originally.  I hope this makes some sense.  By the way klintdog are you still thinking of bringing cattle up to Agribition.

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 12:50:33 AM »
We've got it on the calendar. I guess we'll see how everything halter breaks, and how we do out at the NILE in  Billings. We've been battling 90-95 degree weather this week, so it's been a pain to keep cattle on feed. Had one open heifer calf that decided she wanted to bloat up and try dying on my tonight. We'll see how the next 30 days go!

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 08:40:21 AM »
i would think if you used a thicker zip tie and cinched it down where you wanted the halter to stop slipping, it would probably stop it from loosening up to much. never tried it but i would think that would work and then you could still cut it off if you would have the normal halter again.

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2009, 08:44:34 AM »
I have used a cable clamp in the past. It work awesome.

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2009, 10:12:14 AM »
The halters that  I had bought from Suillivans wouldn't slip or release at all, especially when halter breaking , we put rings on them an really like them because they release.  As far as keeping them on some off themm cattle can rub offf about anything if they figure out how to do it .   We make our own cause it don't really take very long if I had a way to fix the ends of the rope quick so that it don't unravel. 

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2009, 11:08:03 AM »
I take a piece of  light guage electric fence wire about 6 inches long and wrap it around the lead rope right below the eye of the halter by their chin, keeps em from loosening up. I don't twist it anywhere so theres no sharp edges sticking out.   Rare to have one come offf...

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2009, 11:37:07 AM »
Thanks for the advice folks. Looks like I'll just run a zip tie or something through about an inch below the slide to try and keep them on.

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2009, 11:54:42 AM »

Still having problems with these things being as slick and loose as the day they left Sullivans.

try manure.
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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2009, 12:16:09 PM »
try taking a piece of sand paper and rough it up

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Re: Buying Rope Halters
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 01:13:00 PM »

Still having problems with these things being as slick and loose as the day they left Sullivans.

try manure.

See above. Tried soaking it in crap, didn't work. They're slippier then a whitehouse czar.

 

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