Hi everyone, I am looking for help with a S-hackamore I just purchased. I want to do endurance, and am trying to gather up supplies and training tips.
I have two horses, a coming 6 yr old 14.3h Chocolate Rocky Mtn gelding, Chivas, that is currently my main trail horse, but unfortunately is too slow to do endurance.
Also my new coming 8 yr old 16.1h Bay Appendix QH, Drambuie, that I haven't riden out on the trails yet do to other issues we are working on.
Neither horse neck reins and I currently ride both horses in a double-jointed bean snaffle.
I have only used a hackamore on a friend's horse that was used to it, and honestly I didn't know how to work it and was very uncomfortable with it. It was an english style hackamore and I did not fit it to the horse, the owner put it on him.
So I need some help with the correct fit on my two horses, and how to operate the S-hack. Also, do the horses need to be able to neck rein?
Here are pictures:
Drambuie first in red halter then Chivas in black halter.
Sorry picture heavy!!