Size Matters! Full Set of Four Zephyr Alpaca Halters
Size Matters! Especially when it comes to alpaca halters! Get a full set of Zephyr halters one in each size with special color coordinated nose bands to make telling which size a snap- at the same time you can also tell which end is up! All Zephyr halters are colored by label sewn inside the halter with XS= purple, small =blue, medium=red, large= green.
Now we have matched the top part of the nose band to the label so that you can immediately tell what size you are picking up. With this set of halters we guarantee that you can properly fit any alpaca (4 months or older). Please note that Zephyr halters are proportioned differently than many halters on the market. The halter noseband is designed to fit well back on the nose bone very close to the eye. Click here for detailed fitting instructions.
The Proper Fit
Buying a halter that fits properly is possibly the most important thing you can do for the safety and comfort of your camelid. Halter fit profoundly affects your camelidís attitude and performance. For safe halter fit, the nose band must rest on bone and stay there even under adverse conditions, i.e. when your llama/alpaca bucks on the lead, resists being tied, bolts or becomes tangled in a stake line. A halter should be comfortable and should not interfere with your camelidís ability to yawn, eat or ruminate. A halter should also serve as an effective tool of communication particularly if your animal is in training.
The Zephyr halter has the maximum amount of adjustability in both the nose band and the crown piece. It is proportioned so that it will stay well up on the nose bone for your animalís safety when properly fitted. The Zephyr halter is also designed with side rings on the nose band that can be used for leading. Signals given in this location can often prevent negative leading behaviors from developing or fix habitual resistance when it exists. Get one of each size and you can properly fit every animal on your property. Halter fit is covered extensively in Martyís book, The Camelid Companion (ch 8), and in most of the videos.