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post #1 of 2 Old 05-20-2013, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Stop & Turn hackamore question?

A short time ago i had a tack failure with a difficult horse to run. A friend lent me her stop&turn hack and i quickly found that was what my mare runs best in. i had a much better run than with anything else. i have ridden her since with the same hack and she doesnt fight at all. good turns n brakes. im in love. so i bought one. now i am dumbfounded on how to adjust it on my headstall. can anybody help me? Perhaps post a photo of your horse wearing one? Thanks

P.S - Please do not tell me that i need to go back to a bit or soft hack or that it will hurt my horse. i ride with very loose reins and i am VERY light handed! I would not have bought one if i felt i would danger my mare.
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-20-2013, 01:55 PM
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We used to call those a "Quick Stop" because they apply pressure to the chin bone. I've used them a couple of times teaching an OTTB what whoa means and to re-train their thinking that a tighter rein means go faster. I always put it on so that the bar hit right behind the bump of the lower lip, right over the bone. Not too tight around the nose and I used a separate set of reins from my bridle reins because essentially, I used it like a 2 rein set up. I've never used one as a sole piece of daily tack and I haven't needed to use one in over 20 years, so no pics either.

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