Hi all, I have been seeing a lot of pictures of horses in a pasture setting that have halters on. I would just like to say that if you leave a halter on a horse that is turned out, please, please use a break-away halter! When I brought my first horse home, I turned her out with a halter on and she got loose. Fortunately, she just went down to the neighbors (he has horses) and the neighbor told me that the halter was a bad idea. Fast forward about ten years, I had a pony filly that was pretty wild (her mom did not allow us near her for the first few months). I was working with her, but she was hard to catch so when I put her out in a pen made of corral panels I left her halter on to make her easier to catch. She stuck her head through to graze and caught the halter on one of the pins holding the panels together. She panicked and threw herself while trying to get free, and ended with her neck twisted at an angle where she couldn't breath. Fortunately we were outside and heard the commotion, otherwise it would have ended very badly. I have heard of other accidents before and since. Many people will say that they always leave the halters on and never had a problem. While this is true, it only takes one time and the horse can panic and kill itself trying to get free.