I bought a weanling that needs to ship here, so I wanted to send the breeder a (cheapo) leather halter to send her in because she’ll be in a double stall. Breeder said great because she was on the last hole on her weanling halter anyway (7 mos old now). In pics and video she doesn’t look extraordinarily big but I can see that the older halter she is in now is definitely in the last hole. Not a dig on the halter or the breeder, only relevant in case halters were “smaller back then” or shrink with time because it’s nylon and has clearly seen some sunshine. I asked for some measurements and I’m still not convinced she’s ready for a yearling halter, but sending a weanling halter that won’t fit is pointless too. I don’t know her height or weight, but her parents are are 16.2 and big (sire) and 16.1 and average (dam), grandsires on both sides are closer to 17.
Suggestions from those who breed? She ships in March but I need to order soon so I can ship it to the breeder along with some ulcergard.