Every horse needs a beautiful halter. A well made halter will not only last for years, it will catch eyes and flatter your horse’s head. When you are showing or selling it is exactly what you need to have that extra bit of polish. I jumped at the chance to review the Premiera Vienna Halter from 20×60. Premiera is a Dutch brand brought to the US market by the impeccably curated 20×60. This halter has a very unique design with the braided leather across the nose and on the cheek pieces. Padded leather adds comfort over the poll.
The Vienna Halter has all the required elements I look for in a good halter with an adjustable chin strap, clip on the throat strap and a double buckle crown for perfect fit adjustments.
The quality on this halter is unsurpassed. The leather is incredibly soft and supple (the braided part as well) and the white contrast stitching is flawless. The hardware is heavy and durable. My favorite detail is how the stitching wraps around the holes on the crown in a curved line. It adds an extra special touch to this already exemplary halter. I was concerned that the braided bits would be hard to clean, but with a little bit of my favorite leather cleaner on a sponge it looks brand new.
I wondered if the braided nose-band might add a little extra power to the halter (similar to a combo halter, rope halter, or a stud chain around the nose) without being too harsh. I decided to test it on barn-famous bolting extraordinaire Max! Conveniently the first day I took Max out in this halter he was spooking at everything and jumping around. A quick correction on the lead mid-spook brought Max to attention. He responded, but he did not react dramatically like he might with a stud chain.
It was equally successful on super-sensitive Spice. I was concerned that any pressure on the braided leather might cause him to rear, but he was respectful in this halter without being worried. This halter is now being gifted to my wonderful fellow review writer at Decidedly Equestrian (Kristin) for handsome OTTB Ely. I will be sure to update this to let you know what she thinks.
The Premiera Vienna Halter from 20×60 is worth every penny of the purchase price and is one of the most beautiful halters I’ve seen anywhere. The quality is extremely high and the style is well above and beyond the typical and expected. Your horse needs this halter!