​​​cord) to the rings so you can snug up the noseband. This keeps the side pull halter in the correct position and prevents it from riding up the face or sliding around the nose when you engage the reins. 


Click on Rope Halter Options for information on standard sizes, rope type and color choices, tie end options and other general information about rope halters.  Click on Regular, Extra Knots or Bosalter to learn more about those styles of halters.

The photo gallery below shows some sidepull halters in a variety of rope/cord types.  Some have custom options.  Click on the pictures to enlarge them.


Extra Knot Noseband

The criss-cross rope goes through the center of the knots making them a bit thicker than a normal rope halter with extra knots.


Available on side pulls made with soft rope, semi-stiff cord or stiff cord.


soft rope

SIDE PULL HALTERS

Checklist for ordering an Indian Bosal Sidepull Halter
1. style of sidepull halter

  • regular with chain braid noseband
  • extra knots (4 knot)
  • bosalter (braided noseband)

2. size - standard size or measurements for custom halter
3. type of rope or cord
4. color of rope or cord

5. color of criss cross rope

6. choice of rings on criss cross rope

  • stainless steel or solid brass

7. color of braided trim, if any
8. custom options, if any

NEVER LEAVE A ROPE HALTER ON A HORSE THAT IS UNATTENDED. DO NOT TURN OUT A HORSE WEARING A ROPE HALTER. THEY ARE VIRTUALLY UNBREAKABLE SO IF YOUR HORSE GETS CAUGHT ON SOMETHING, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH COULD RESULT.

1/4" stiff cord

INDIAN BOSAL SIDE PULL HALTERS

​​Indian Bosal Side Pull Halters have become popular for bitless riding.  Most of the construction is the same as the side pull halter described above - nose knots spaced lower, cheek pieces a bit longer than my usual halter - but there is no need for a separate chin strap.  A third strand of rope goes over the noseband, criss crosses under the chin keeping the noseband in place, and each end becomes a rein connector.  When you pick up on one rein, the horse feels the pressure on the opposite side and will yield away from that pressure.  When you pick up on both reins, the noseband tightens up giving you more stopping power than a simple side pull.

I make the halter first (regular or extra knots), then loosen the noseband knots and feed the additional strand of rope through the knots, tie in small rings on each side, criss cross the rope and insert through the opposite ring, then tie a double overhand knot to make a loop on the end where you attach your reins. 
 

​​​Chain Braid Noseband 

The criss cross rope is interwoven with the 2 strands of rope across the top of a regular halter noseband.  This interweaving secures the 3rd strand of rope and creates a rounded, bulkier noseband that is a bit firmer than a regular rope halter.

Available on side pulls made with soft rope or stiff cord.
Not available for 5/16" semi-stiff cord

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soft rope


Checklist for ordering a Sidepull Halter
1. style of sidepull halter

  • regular (2 knot) - plain or chain braid
  • extra knots (4 knot)
  • bosalter (braided noseband)

2. size - standard size or measurements for custom halter
3. type of rope or cord
4. color of rope or cord

5. choice of noseknot rings

  • stainless steel or solid brass

6. color of chin strap

7. color of braided trim, if any
8. custom options, if any

With all riding halters - Check the fiador knot under the chin often.  If you do not usually have a lead rope attached, the fiador knot could become loose and the dimensions and even-ness of your halter could be affected.  If you see signs of loosening, grasp all strands of  rope on each side and pull to tighten the knot.  Always lead your horse by holding the fiador knot and/or the loops below the knot or attaching a lead rope.

STYLE OPTIONS


Prices for Indian Bosal Sidepull Halter

Chain Braid Noseband*

SizeSoft RopeStiff Cord
XS, S, M, L
$32.00$34.00
XL or Draft$34.00$37.00

        ​* Call or email for pricing on mini sizes

To ask questions or to place an order....

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PRODUCT CATEGORIES

Your choice of stainless steel or solid brass rings  ~  your choice of color for the adjustable chin strap

Prices for Side Pull Halters*
SizeStyle/PatternSoft RopeStiff Cord
XS, S, M, LRegular**$28.00$30.00
XS, S, M, L
Extra Knots$31.00$33.00
S, M, L
Bosalter - DW$57.00$59.00
S, M, L
Bosalter - IW$62.00$64.00

XL or Draft
Regular**
$30.00$33.00
XL or Draft
Extra Knots$33.00$36.00
XL or Draft
Bosalter - DW$67.00$70.00
XL or Draft
Bosalter - IW$73.00$76.00

*  Call or email for pricing on draft size regular or extra knots side pull halters made with 3/8" double braid rope.

*  Call or email for pricing on mini side pull halters, extra small bosalter side pull halters, and side pull halters with other custom options.

**  Add $7.00 to "regular" prices for side pull halters with chain braid noseband


Side Pull Halters are versatile pieces of equipment – great for training or bitless riding. With a side pull halter, your reins are attached on the side of the nose - close to where they are attached when using a snaffle bit - making it a great transition tool.  You can send clear signals using your direct rein - great for flexing and working on turns. 

It's versatility is wonderful.  You can do warm up ground work using a lead rope attached to the halter loops, then clip your reins to the rings and you're ready to ride.  No need to change equipment.  And when on the trail and you need to tie up - your halter is already there.  I rode my horse Brandy with an extra knots stiff side pull halter and it was great!

NEWS

Celebrating

10 years

in business!

Y Knot Rope Tack

began in

March, 2007.

Thank you to my many customers for your support and loyalty!

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I will once again

have a booth at the Midwest Horse Fair

in Madison, WI

April 21, 22, 23

Booth # OM45

in the Outdoor Mall

same place I've been for several years

Deadline to place an order for pick-up at the fair is March 22

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​​Bosalter

Since there are 3 strands of rope within the braiding, the top of the noseband will be thicker than other bosalters.


Available on side pulls made with soft rope or stiff cord.

Not available for 5/16" semi-stiff cord.


Prices for Indian Bosal Sidepull Halter
Braided Bosalter Noseband*
SizePatternSoft RopeStiff Cord
XS, S, M, LDoubleweave$61.00$63.00
Interweave$66.00$68.00

XL or DraftDoubleweave$71.00$74.00
Interweave$77.00$80.00

        *  Call or email for pricing on mini sizes


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​​​​​​​​​​Unique Trim ~ Leather Accessories

Custom Orders


Prices for Indian Bosal Sidepull Halter
Extra Knots Noseband*
SizeSoft RopeStiff Cord
XS, S, M, L$35.00$37.00
XL or Draft$37.00$40.00

              *  Call or email for pricing on mini sizes


​Side pull halters are available in regular, extra knots or bosalter styles in any of the halter rope I carry. The side pull halter is constructed in the same way as my regular or extra knots rope halters except, as I make it, I space the nose knots lower on the sides and tie in rings - solid brass or stainless steel - so reins can be attached. I also make the cheek pieces a bit longer so the noseband fits lower on the nose giving you more leverage. Then I attach an adjustable chin strap (made with braiding  

Scroll past the Sidepull Halter price chart for information on Indian Bosal Sidepull Halters

​​The criss cross rope becomes part of the noseband so there will be 3 strands of rope across the top of the nose instead of 2 as on a normal rope halter.  The criss cross rope must be the 1/4" soft rope but the halter can be made in any of the halter rope or cord - soft, semi-stiff or stiff.  Choose a matching or contrasting color for the criss cross rope.


​Click on Rope Halter Options for information on standard sizes, rope type and color choices, tie end options and other general information about rope halters. Click on Regular, Extra Knots or Bosalter to learn more about those styles of halters.