Horze Leather Largo Halter
Retail Price: $59.95
What I Paid: $45
Purchased: January 2016
Horze Leather Largo Halter Review
Miles has had the same everyday halter since the day he arrived on the farm for trial: a triple stitch leather halter. He finally broke a piece a few weeks ago (somehow underneath his chin?!), so it was time for a new one. Originally I figured I’d snag one from SmartPak, but they were backordered and I didn’t want to wait. So I went to a local tack shop to look and found the Horze Leather Largo Halter. If I hadn’t seen it in person, I’d never have bought it. I’m generally not usually a fan of the Horze brand. But this halter? I fell in love.
It’s a beautiful, rich chocolate color with padding under the noseband and crown piece. Despite the padding, the style of the halter is more refined than I’m used to. The leather pieces aren’t very wide, giving Miles a wonderful profile when it’s on. The stitching is high quality, and the buckles seem sturdy as well. But the real selling point for me was how butter soft the leather was in the store. I was shocked — it doesn’t look like super quality leather, and typically I’d expect it to need some oiling and conditioning, but it didn’t. AT ALL. I could wrap the leather around my hand in the store, and it was lovely to touch.
I found the fit to be true to size. I actually didn’t have to adjust anything on the halter at all to make the fit perfect. Typically on Miles, cob size can be a bit small and horse size can be a bit big. But this was just right for Goldilocks! I like the design as well (although, really there’s nothing revolutionary about it). I like that it has a chin strap as I hate having to unbuckle the crown piece to put halters on and take them off. I also like that the buckle faces out away from the horse. It’s also nice to have an adjustable chin strap, although I personally didn’t need it.
For the price, I like the Horze Leather Largo Halter. There aren’t a ton of options in the sub-$60 category for leather halters, and none that are padded that I could find in a quick search online. Plus, Horze always has coupons and deals, so you could probably get this halter for even less (making it even MORE attractive). Overall? I’d buy this halter again, provided that it holds up to some more abuse. For an everyday halter, it’s attractive, supple and has all the features I like to see.