How To Choose the Correct Halter Size

All our halter products have a size chart that appears when you scroll down under the halter photos and read through the description. To ensure a proper fit please measure your mini, pony, donkey, mule, horse or draft horse. Our halter measurements are measurements of the ACTUAL halter.

Each halter product will show which sizes are available for that particular halter in the long description (scroll down to view). Here is a chart of ALL of the sizes we carry with measurements. Every halter we have available will be sized according to this chart.

Here is a video showing exactly how to measure for proper halter fit:

When choosing your size; if your poll measurement is pretty close or a little smaller than the one shown on the chart then choose your halter based on that measurement. If the nose band is going to be a little on the small side, choose the adjustable chin option and that will give you a little more room around the nose!

If you are looking for a draft halter we have three options. The size 800 and the 900 are the same measurement wise. They both fit a 50″ poll and a 33″ nose but the 900 halter is made from 1 1/2″ wide strap. It’s just a bit more substantial. Below is the 1000 option! It’s HUGE!

Our largest draft horse halter beside our smallest miniature horse foal halter!

We have several styles of lead ropes as well. The 1/2″ yacht ropes are perfect for the big horses and draft horses. Giving you plenty of rope to hold onto.

The 3/8″ diameter ropes are perfect for the miniature horses. Not only is the rope sized down but so are the snaps. I love using the 3/8″ x 10′ yacht ropes for hiking and camping. The orange comes in handy as it’s easy to see in the woods.

If you have any questions about measuring or which halter would be the best option for you, don’t hesitate to email me at, mindy@chimacumtack.com!

6 thoughts on “How To Choose the Correct Halter Size

  1. Pam Puckett says:

    I have a standard size donkey and need a halter for him. I am currently using a small horse, rope style halter and I have to double up the poll rope. I measured him and got 31 inches for the poll and 20 for the nose. what size halter should I get?

  2. Amy Jackson says:

    Hello I’m adopting a Belgian draft mare and am having a hard time figuring out what size halter she’ll need. I only see the options of cob , horse , and full . It’s confusing me Soo badly

    • Mindy Schroder says:

      Hi! If you take a look at the chart in this blog you will see we have many many sizes. In the photo of me holding two halters I am holding our largest draft halter and our smallest mini halter. So plenty of sizes to choose from for sure! All you need to do is measure your horse as instructed in this blog and you should be able to find a halter that fits your horse.


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