NRS feels that this is the best tied halter available. 16 strand maypole braid 5/16" polypropylene rope makes it feel smooth to the touch and very strong. Halter holds it’s shape and won’t stretch if a horse sets back on it. There are many other halters of this type, so don’t let $2 to $3 sway you from the best. Our barn has 20 halters hanging on a rack and this set-up is always the first one grabbed to catch a horse.