"We received our first Sopris halters at Estes Park Wool and Fiber Festival in 2008, and they have become indispensable when dealing with our Jacob sheep! We often use the Sopris halters at home as they are easy to handle, even for novices! We had a neighbor feeding for us while we were out of town, and they had to give a sheep shots, and they had no trouble figuring out how to put on and use a Sopris halter! In the show ring, the Sopris halters are handy on our big four-horn rams, as we don’t have to stretch out a rope halter to fit over the horns; they slide right on. They are also handy for use with sheep, and come in sizes small enough to fit small lambs--and again, they STAY ON those little lamb heads without rubbing the eyes. The halters look nice and professional, they fit properly, and they are easy to slide off and on. When you’re showing a number of animals, the ease of haltering is a big deal, allowing us to get to and from the show ring without worrying about an animal slipping out of a halter, and allowing us to get them in and out of the halters without a fuss.
Unfortunately, we have parted with a few over the year, not due to the product failing but because they were perfect for shipping animals across the country! These nice halters can be left on an animal in transit. We used professional shippers, and all have commented that it was easy to handle the sheep when transporting them to other parts of the country when they are wearing these halters! We even shipped a pair of sheep with a horse hauler, and he had to transfer the sheep out of the dog crates they were shipped in. He liked being able to reach into the crate, snap a lead on the handy ring, and have a safely contained animal with no worry of the halters slipping off the head like many sheep halters do! We have also used them on our fainting goats, many of which are naturally polled animals and virtually impossible to keep a halter on, but the design of the Sopris keeps the halter from sliding off the goat’s head. Thank you Sopris for providing a product that WORKS!"
— Brian & Jennifer Tucker of Moose Mtn. Ranch in Bennett, CO