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    10-11-2013, 11:41 PM
Green Broke
My Fox Trotter mare fussed and worried with any bit I put on her with loose, moving parts. She also hates tongue pressure.

She does well in a mild curb bit with short shanks and a port. I lucked onto the Myler #33 mouthpiece (HBT shanks) and she trail rides great in it. My Mustang also likes this bit so now it is my favorite bit. But I have also ridden my mare in a mechanical hackamore and she did okay in it. Not as good as the Myler #33 HBT shanked bit, but she certainly rides fine in hackamore.

Actually, her son, a 3 yr old gelding, is still very green and I ride him in a mechanical hackamore all the time. He is loosing his baby teeth and fusses with a bit. He will go good in a bit for a few months, gets fussy with it again (due to his teeth) and then I will switch to a hackamore for a while. I really can't comment how he gaits in it because mostly we are walking and I am just working on him being a broke trail horse, but he does trot out fine in it. We really haven't worked on finesse gait work yet.
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    10-12-2013, 12:28 AM
Green Broke
My foxtrotter has an extremely low palette so prefers the short shanked mechanical hackamore that I use - never any problems from her. I like trail riding and ride on a loose rein, btw.
    10-12-2013, 01:28 AM
I also have a short shanked hackamore I switch off with. Both work fine.
    10-21-2013, 06:01 PM
My mother in law is riding her gelding in a johnathan fields natural rope hackmore. He seems to go well in it. I have seen a couple other walking horses in the hackmore...I am all set up with bits and havent needed to try something else as of yet ... but it can be done with walkers.

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