Post by simplynaturalfarm on Feb 4, 2019 18:38:21 GMT -5
I need to put padding on the nose band part of a rope halter. The cow I'm using it on is being a turd. ( She has this year and is on the going to be butchered this fall off she doesn't smarten up soon, list)
She has decided she does not want to be milked anymore and refuses to come from the winter pen to the milking area without being led. Which isn't bad but she is running away when I go to put a halter on even with treats available .
which wouldn't be the end of the world because I can talk her too she stood, except that I've hurt my back and running around uneven pen full of snow, manure and bedding is really hard on it. So I'm leaving her in an adjusted rope halter that has a knot in it so it cannot tighten on her chin and drags a lead
other problem is when we bought her as a calf, a rope halter had been left on her and it grew into her head. She has a hairless inch deep groove on her nose where the noseband rubs. If you just put a rope halter on 2 lead her back and forth it's not a problem, but leaving anything on her will have her rubbed raw. Nylon halters are especially bad because they catch in the groove which is why I use a rope halter.
Anyway, I need to pad it so it can't rub her raw. What is best ?? If I had fake fleece that would nice as it needs to be replaceable and very soft.
They used to make fleece noseband covers for horse halters. It has velcro to fasten it I saw this on www.jeffers.com
I went to the horse category, under " halters & leads" it was on page 6.
Fleece Halter Cover Set, Natural ITEM #121YV
Last Edit: Feb 5, 2019 14:41:45 GMT -5 by jerseyrose
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