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post #1 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Bosal?

Just curious....because I have never seen it..

Barrel racing in a bosal? I've seen lots of barrel racers in mechanical hackamores and such, but have you ever seen one with a bosal?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 06:01 PM
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I've barrel raced in a sidepull before, if that counts.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 08:57 PM
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No and I can imagine why.

Bosals, all in all, are advanced piece of equipment, more expensive than say a Little S hack and you have to know how to use one too. They don't offer a lot of lift, plus there's long reins on them and you have to tie them off, which the horse could step through or it could come undone which would be disastrous at a high speed.

S hacks, ed wright hacks, and similar are just a much better option.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 09:54 PM
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The bosal is not meant to be pulled on and it doesn't take long for one to figure out how to run through the bosal if not used properly. You can get lift out of the bosal and that is actually the proper way to use it, with small lifts to encourage the horse to find the balance in the bosal and shift his weight back. You are preparing the horse for a bridle and trying to teach him to stay between your reins not pull him in a direction with the reins.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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And now we know;)

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