Sizing & Adjusting Halters

IMPORTANT NOTE ON SIZING: As halters "settle" and break in with use, they will end up fitting slightly larger than when they arrived. This happens because the knots tighten around themselves, making the sections of rope between the knots slightly longer. If your halter is snug when you buy it, it will get slightly bigger after a few uses. We include an info card with each order with sizing/adjustment instructions, and are happy to answer any questions you have. :)

Do Or Do Knot® Rope Halters Standard Sizes:

(Mini/Yearling/Sm. Pony)
~20" 8-9" 18-19"
(Cob/Arab./Sm. Horse)
~22" 9-10" 19-20"
(Avg. Horse)
~24" 10-11" 20-21"
(Warmblood/Lg. Horse)
~26" 11-12" 21-22"
(Draft Horse/Cross)
~28" 12-13" 22-23"

*Lengths are measured from knot-to-knot (NOT including the knots themselves)

Not sure which size to order? Does your horse have a uniquely-shaped head?
Select a Custom Halter Size or contact us with your horse's measurements (nose circumference and cheek length... you can use your existing halter as a guide, or follow instructions below). We can recommend a size or make a custom halter using your measurements!

Here's how to measure your horse for a Do Or Do Knot® Rope Halter:
Use a soft fabric tape measure (or cut a piece of string/twine and then measure it). You want it to be snug around your horse's face, but not too tight.

This picture shows what measurements and info help us make the ideal halter for your horse:

  1. Correct placement of the noseband, about 2-3 finger widths below the point of cheekbones.
  2. Measure around the full circumference of your horse's nose. Remember that as the halter "settles" and breaks in with use, the noseband can get 1-3" bigger around for a looser fit on your horse. This is why the noseband measurement should be snug (but not too tight).
  3. Measure the cheekpiece length.
  4. Crownpiece length (optional) should be measured from end to end. You can always shorten the crownpiece on your own, so it's better to have it too long than too short.