I am getting a little concerned about my gelding.
Lately he has been quite difficult for me to halter due to the fact that when I try to halter him, he rubs his face on the wall, and if I manage to get it on, he will snort or sneeze, especially with the stud chain. There are no other issues once it’s on, and no sneezing or face rubbing while riding. I know that the rubbing/snorting issue can be linked to head shaking but haltering is honestly the only time he acts this way. He does sneeze pretty often, however it hadn’t seemed to be a concern until now. I don’t know if it is possible that the halter just hangs too low (it is a bit long, however he has such a wide face that the next size down would be too small) and it bothers his nose, or what other issue could be causing this. Could it just be a behavioral issue? I have only owned him since July and haven’t had a problem until now. I haven’t been able to find much about this problem anywhere, so if anyone has any feedback that would be greatly appreciated.