These halters are hand made by us on a commercial sewing machine. Why is that a big deal!! On a smaller machine they will work loose in days. China made on machines where every stitch looks perfect is also not reliable. I grew up on a working cattle farm and I can tell you there is not a lot I don't know about handling cattle. I grew up on horses and I don't use cheap junk on them either. I know I don't want cheap junk on their heads when I am handling them.