----- How to measure for a Halter -----
If you already have a halter that fits or almost fits – start with it. We like to measure the nose and cheek pieces. Don’t include any hardware (square or round metal rings) only measure the nylon or leather. If you don’t have anything to measure then follow this guideline:
Start by measuring over the nose, from the cheek bone to the other side cheek bone. The cheek bone is up from the corner of the mouth about 2"-3". This measurement would be where you want the halter to lay. Then measure from the cheek bone on one side, over the poll to the cheek bone on the other side. This will give the poll measurement. This will give us a good idea of what size will work for you. Please see descriptions on all Silver Halters for measurements.
This is a general rule of thumb for our premium nylon halters: TW – Foal; X-Small to 26” tall; Small 26” to 28” tall; Medium 29” to 31” tall; Large 32: to 34” tall and X-Large 38” to 40” tall.
----- Measuring For A Bridle ------
We carry many sizes of bridles in hope that one will fit just right. When we give measurements in our descriptions, this is how and where we measure.
A – The crown piece OR Around the head. We measure from the corner of the mouth on one side – up to the top of the head- behind the ears - to the corner of the mouth on the other side. All-The-Way-Around.
Note – you will need to remember that your bit is going to take up 1 to 3 inches on each side depending on what bit you use.
B – Noseband. The headstalls that we carry do not have nosebands. We do carry nosebands and tie down straps that are used in addition to the headstall. The picture shows it a bit high on the head, it should be lower.
C – Throatlatch – this is on all brow style headstalls. You need to measure under the head and around behind the ears. Some ponies have larger jaws than others and may require a bigger throatlatch, just let us know, we have some bigger ones made up.
D – Browband - Our measurements ONLY includes the measurement in FRONT of the crown piece. Take your measurement from the front side of the strap that makes the crown piece (the bit to bit measurement) to the other side. We do not include the entire piece of nylon or leather as they are all made different. We feel just measuring the actual part that goes across the brow is the best way to give you an idea of the measurement.
----- Measuring For A Blanket -----
It is best to use a soft measuring tape or a hay string, and then measure your string. Start in the middle of the chest (where the neck meets the chest). Measure around the side of your pony making sure you include the shoulder and hip as much as possible. (see the picture below). You can measure to the peak of the rump OR to the middle of the tail and subtract 2” from your measurement. It is best to take the measurement twice just to double check. If you are between sizes, it is usually best to go to the next size up.
---How to Measure for a Breastcollar---
We give you measurements of the main strap. We also give you a measurement of the tug (that’s the strap that attaches the “main strap” to the saddle). We give you the measurement of the entire length of both pieces in the tightest hole and the longest; Most tugs have more room for holes both ways. We only measure the leather or nylon for the main strap measurement.