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    05-20-2013, 02:44 PM
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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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    05-20-2013, 02:55 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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