The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding


This is a discussion on Hackamores? within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-13-2009, 06:14 PM

I was thinking about switching my gelding to a hackamore, just to see if he does better in it then a bit. Can anyone give me some suggestions or info about hackmores? Thanks!
Sponsored Links
    09-13-2009, 08:43 PM
I don't like mechanical hackamores. They can be much more severe than bits because of the pressure they put on the nose of the horse. If you want to try going bitless, I'd recommend the Nurtural Bitless Bridle or The Bitless Bridle by Dr. Robert Cook, FRCVS, Ph.D.
    09-14-2009, 09:30 AM
I love hackamores for trail riding. Have to say I didn't like the Dr. Cook's bridle. Sold it.
    09-14-2009, 09:36 AM
If you are not sure about how your horse will respond - put a halter ( headcoller ) on over the top of your regular bridle and attach a pair of reins

You can ride on the headcoller to see how your horse responds , but you will still have your regular bridle on just in case.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mechanical Hackamores barefoothooves Horse Tack and Equipment 4 02-27-2009 11:26 AM
Hackamores and breastcollars toosexy4myspotz Horse Tack and Equipment 6 12-17-2008 12:03 AM
Hackamores Dasher41 Horse Tack and Equipment 7 11-22-2008 03:06 AM
Hackamores appylover31803 Horse Tack and Equipment 11 08-04-2008 12:31 PM
Help with Hackamores... Eolith Horse Tack and Equipment 10 10-01-2007 09:43 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0