From this point forward, Alberto used this new found discovery to perfect his training technique. However, he still pondered in the back of his mind if this discovery could be improved. As the years moved on, he and his now older son tinkered with ideas on how to implement this discovery. It wasn’t until a 2010 summer evening where the break through happened.
The evening before a horse show, Alberto’s son, Daniel was no where to be found. When he went to look for him, Alberto found him in the stalls with one of the stallions on the property. On the stallions head was a pieced together halter. Daniel had found a way for the lead rope of the halter to redirect pressure exerted into the horses neck, and to a lesser extend its nose. Simultaniously this design released all pressure from the poll.
Alberto saw the benefits of the design, and in the following weeks he perfected it. Using knot tying techniques taught to him by his father, he was able to make the halter out of a single length of rope. He then perfect the measurements used to optimize the pressure/release balance that the halter manages. He then finalized the design by adding safety features to the halter to give each handler piece of mind.
This is the starting point of the beloved Sierra Horse Halter that has been used by trainers, owners, and handlers all around the world. Today it is manufactured using premium quality materials, and are still all made by hand. We at Sierra Horse Halter aim to deliver this tool to every horse lover out there. We truly believe it can change the world of horse training and create a more intimate bond between human and horse.