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Alpaca Zephyr Halters

£19.00

Click here for the discounted price of £18.00 each if you are buying 8 or more halters.

 Alpaca halter colours: black, brown, red, green, purple, gold, silver and rainbow (combination of purple, blue, green, and red).

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#21A Extra Small

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#021 Small

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#020 Medium

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#020A Large

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If you are just learning to train camelids, try our This-end-up halter. It is a black halter with a blue noseband to help you orient the halter in your hand (Select "Black/blue" in dropdown colour options).

 

 
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Llama Zephyr Halters

£19.00

Click here for the discounted price of £18.00 each if you are buying 8 or more halters.

Llama halter colours: black, brown, red, green, purple and rainbow (combination of purple, blue, green, and red).

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#022 Small

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#023 Medium

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#024 Large

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I f you are just learning to train camelids, try our This-end-up halter. It is a black halter with a blue noseband to help you orient the halter in your hand (Select "Black/blue" in dropdown colour options).

 

 
 

Second Chance Halter

£19.00

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This halter buckles on the llama/alpaca’s right side and allows you to have a second chance to correct previously learned escape and evasion behaviors. Typically llamas and alpacas are haltered from the left. If you have an animal that is difficult to halter, he or she may have developed responses to being caught and haltered from the left side. It often helps to retrain these animals from the right using the principles of CAMELIDynamics.

 

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 camelid’s 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 camelid’s ability to yawn, eat or ruminate. A halter should also serve as an effective tool of communication particularly if your animal is in training.

colour 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 animal’s 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 Marty’s book, The Camelid Companion (ch 8), and in most of the DVDs.

New Sizes

We are very proud of the versatility, safety and workmanship of the Zephyr Halter, which continually gets rave reviews. However, based on customer requests for a wider range of fit, we are moving from a three–size system to a four–size system for alpacas, and from a two-size system to a three-size system for llamas. Rest assured, the new sizing is only going to improve the utility and versatility of the Zephyr Halter.

A huge amount of variability exists between animals of the same species and age, therefore, so sizing guidelines are approximate. There is also a deliberate overlap between the sizes. If you own one of each size halter of the appropriate species, you can fit any animal safely and comfortably.

 

Sizing System for Alpacas

  • Extra small  Fits from 3– 6 months or smaller, more delicate heads.
  • Small  Fits most weanlings up to 8-10 months
  • Medium  Fits large weanlings, yearlings, most adults.
  • Large  Fits larger animals especially larger males with more wedge shaped heads.

 

Sizing System for Llamas

With the three–size system the Zephyr Halter will fit all llamas without the need for special orders to accommodate extra large or extra small. The old sizing system had two sizes (Small: fits from 4–5 months to one year, and Medium/Large: fits from one year to adult). The following is a guide for the new three–size system.

  • Small  Fits from 3– 6 months or smaller, more delicate heads
  • Medium  Fits large weanlings, yearlings, small adults
  • Large  Fits adult of all sizes expanded to fit larger animals.

Following are some guidelines to help you transition from the old system to the new one:

  • If the old Small was a bit too big… buy the new Small
  • If the old Small was a bit too small… buy the new Medium
  • If the old Small was perfect… both the new Small and new Medium will probably fit.
  • If the old Medium/Large was a bit too big… buy a new Medium.
  • If the old Medium/Large was a bit too small buy a new Large.
  • If the old Medium/Large was perfect… both the new Medium and the new Large will fit.

 

Fitting The Zephyr Halter

Fitting your new halter is no different from the old style and still critical for safety, comfort & effectiveness.

  1. Open the noseband completely. Always open the noseband. It is NOT a good idea to pre–fit halters or assign a halter to a particular animal. Pre–fitting the halter makes it more likely to get stuck on the nose before sliding far enough up on the nose bone.
  2. Put the halter on and snug up the crown piece. Make sure that the crown piece is tight enough that if you pull forward on the nose band, it will not slip off the boney part of the nose. This is going to be very snug (almost tight) for animals wearing the small halter and can be slightly looser for animals wearing the medium or large halter.
  3. Snug up the noseband until the noseband just contacts the animal. The noseband should not inhibit the animal's ability to chew. You should be able to slide a finger inside the noseband for small and medium halters and two fingers for animals wearing large halters.

 

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