I recently started riding an OTB Thoroughbred with a very sensitive mouth. Currently, I ride her in a rope halter with reins attached, and this has worked fine for stopping and turning. My trainer has suggested foregoing a bit altogether because she's so sensitive. I have never ridden in a hackamore before, always snaffle bits. I was doing a little research, and it looks like there is a hackamore with shanks and a fleece nose, referred to as an "English" hackamore, then there is a jumping hackamore, which appears to just be a noseband to which you attach reins. Any ideas about which one would be better or advantages/disadvantages to either? I would like to eventually do low level eventing with her, as well as trail riding.