There was a post this morning on the Chronicle of the Horse Forums about a school horse that died after his nylon halter was caught on a hook in his stall. Unfortunately, I’ve known more than one horse that died due because they were turned out in a nylon halter.
Nylon halters are inexpensive and durable; too durable. Since they are double or triple stitched, they won’t break even when a tremendous amount of force is applied. This is good in some situations. When you are leading your horse, for example, you don’t want your halter to break if your horse acts up. Read the rest of the article at Equine Products Review.