hackamore on a gaited horse??? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 10-11-2013, 11:41 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 5,377
• Horses: 2
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.
trailhorserider is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 14 Old 10-12-2013, 12:28 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,402
• Horses: 0
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.
Chevaux is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 10-12-2013, 01:28 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 46
• Horses: 1
I also have a short shanked hackamore I switch off with. Both work fine.
ladyicon is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 10-21-2013, 06:01 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 629
• Horses: 0
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.
bellagris is offline  

Quick Reply

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Hackamore Horse Wanstrom Horses Horse Training 62 03-29-2013 11:16 AM
Question :) Gaited horse saddles and non gaited horse saddles. Travellersmom88 Horse Riding Critique 6 07-24-2011 11:40 PM
New Horse rides in Hackamore. lilkitty90 Horse Tack and Equipment 20 05-18-2011 09:00 PM
hackamore help:) -getting him rounded on a hackamore? delboylove Horse Tack and Equipment 10 12-15-2010 07:50 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome