Hi! I’m Kelli on behalf of Expert Village.
I am going to show you my opinions and techniques on how to properly lead your house. If you
have a horse that is a little bit hard to handle or a little it excitable, one way that
you can lead them to get a little better control is to lead them with a chain line. So you
are going to put your chain through the little D-rings on the side of the nose band of the
halter and you can pull it through and pull it either over the nose or you can go under
the chin. I personally prefer over the nose. It is a little bit easier to handle. So we
are going to put it across the nose and hook it to the D ring of the other side of the
nose band. We are going to pull it back through the side so that it is a little bit tight.
You can see by pulling on this that it applies a little bit of pressure. So if she was getting
a little excited or she got started or she was tying to pull away from me, this applies
a little more pressure to the nose so I have a little bit more control. You always want
to make sure when you are holding a line like this, you are holding it not on the chain,
a little bit below the chain. Because if they were to startle or spook and pull away from
me, the chain could end of really injuring your hand or cutting you. You always want
to hold it down here. But you can see this just applies a little bit more pressure. If
for some reason she got a little bit excited, kind of check on it a little bit. It gives
you just a little bit better control. If you have a hors that is a little bit harder to
handle, it is a really great alternative for you to be able to have a little bit better
control to spare yourself and your horse from injury.