I bought this halter around 1974 and used it for two years to show my horse. So, as a show halter, it didn't get too much use; like two summers of a few shows. And, since then it has been hanging in my closet. The hope was always to get another horse, but, of course, that never happened. Well, anyways, here it is.
I have not attempted to clean it up in any manner. And, all of the stitching is intact and nice. The top head piece strap is beautifully carved.
The silver is Sterling Fleming Silver, Mexico, marked on the buckles. The silver pieces used to be absolutely stunning when they were polished. It is a piece with hefty weight, a horse sized halter. Included is the matching lead with a heavy chain and clasp.
The only fault is that the silver piece on the nose piece moves a bit, but it is firmly in tact and in place. There is a picture to show this. The lead is 98 inches long, with the chain part being 31 inches. It is a nice thick piece of leather, and is one inch wide.
The lead has finished leather, so smooth double ply leather for the first 31 inches to where it is then just single ply leather to the end. The cheek pieces are one inch wide, and the length of the leather is 8.5 inches. The full length of the cheek piece incorporating the two rings at the ends would make it almost 11.5 inches. The length of the leather nose piece is 12 inches.
The widest part being 1.5 inches. The buckles are 2 inches wide and also 2 inches across. The leather over the top of the head is 20 inches long.
It is stamped on the leather head piece Billy Royal with some numbers. This is a really lovely halter.
I do believe it looks much better in person than in photos, and after being cleaned up, it will be amazing on your horse. The silver is very nice. But, don't know if this is the style for show halters these days. The item "Vintage Billy Royal Sterling Fleming Silver Show Halter Horse Leather" is in sale since Thursday, December 01, 2016.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Horse Wear\Halters". The seller is "gambletildawn" and is located in Hinsdale, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM, AG, AW, BZ, DM, GD, KN, LC, MS, TC, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.