Anybody have close up pictures of Clinton Anderson's Hackamore???!

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    09-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Lightbulb Anybody have close up pictures of Clinton Anderson's Hackamore???!

Hello, I was looking at Clinton Anderson's Hackamore and I thought I would take a stab at making those knots, and taking up the challenge of doing it... I just need close up pictures of the knots, both the bottom large knot, and the cheek strap knot that joins to the nose band...And any pictures of the whole thing from different angles.Any help would be appreciated.

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    09-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Nobody has one of his hackamores?!
    09-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Green Broke
I looked on his website to see what your talking about, it just looks like a loping hackamore.
You could easily make one with a short chunck of rope for the nose band, a browband headstall, some cotton rope reins, and a little parachute cord to tie a fiador.

Word of caution, those rope nose hackamore will skin the hide off of a horses nose pretty fast.

If I was going to make one, I would take a chunk of rope and fold it over to make the nose band. I would suggest about 11 inches of distance between the top that sits on the nose and the knot at the bottom when measured straight down through the middle.

See pic at bottom, I made a couple of cavessons this way, you can take a link or two of chain, run the ends through the chain links and tie turks head knots on the ends so they can't pull through the chain links. (There are plenty of infor/pics on the internet) then burn them with a lighter.

You can also look up on the internet how to make a fiador with some clothesline or parachute cord.

Then you could use a browband headstall, minus the throatlatch of course, to hang it on. Or you can make your own with some scrap latigo leather. Look up how to do blood knots, that way you don't have to use much if any hardware.

All you have left to do is tie on come cotton reins :)
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    09-04-2012, 10:19 AM
Wow! Thanks! Okay now for the questions.. I have a brow-band that should work already made and everything that I can cut a little shorter to make it sit a little higher up.

My biggest problem is how to make that throat latch part with the fiador knots and the knots joining to the bosal to make the loops to tie your lead rope to.


What I don't get is this part^
I think I can figure out the nose band part though thanks to you..:)



Is the bottom part just singed? Or do you actually have the turks head on? Where would the blood knots come in? I sorry if I sound kinda "out of it", but I've never made a fiador knot before or how to make it into the throat latch.. seeing how when you tie one you have three loops...Okay frustration starts when knowledge ends! I go really good off of clear pictures lol I figure stuff out that way but this?
    09-04-2012, 10:29 AM
Will any of these knots work?Rope Knots - Best Knots Animated and Illustrated
    09-04-2012, 10:36 AM
Green Broke
I will see if I can find a link on tying that whole fiador setup for you, I haven't tied one in years, couldn't even begin to tell you how! LOL

On the second pic, move your measurement to the inside of the nose band, you want enough room to tie your reins on and have some drop,release. I am on my phone but the reins look like they are attached by half hitches??? Not sure though, might be easier to tie them on like a mecate setup.

The bottom pic, both ends have a turk heads knot tied that has been melted. I will see if I can find a link on how to tie that one too. It will probably be later today unfortunately, I have to get my expense reports done today...boring...

Hope that helps :)
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    09-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Yup will be waiting! :)

Here's a weird picture that I made of the "knot" that I'm unsure of untitled.bmp.jpgrope.bmp.jpg
    09-04-2012, 01:22 PM
Is this the Turks head you were referring to? If it is, I'm good to go as I've done it before..Although I don't recall it was called that...Maybe a Spanish Ring knot or something?!

Turk's Head | How to tie a Turk's Head | Decorative Knots

Would this knot work just as well as the fiador knot joining the throat latch together?

Lanyard (Diamond) Knot | How to Tie a Lanyard (Diamond) Knot | Decorative Knots

Knots are fun to make it's just that I get confused as to how to get that "particular" knot in the right place and with the right amount of rope on either side..etc.
    09-04-2012, 04:07 PM
Green Broke
I thought there was better info on the internet while I was looking. The best knot tying is a book we have by Bruce Grant, How to Make Cowboy Gear. I was going to scan the pages and post them....but I can not find that book for the life of me! It might have not made the move :(
I did find a good picture of the fiador on wiki but it didn't have any explanation on how to tie it.

I guess you don't have to tie a Turks head for the nose band knots, you cound just unravel the strands then tie an overhand knot and melt it. I suppose if you melt it wont come undone and no one can tell you tied a nice knot

I will keep searching though...
    09-04-2012, 06:03 PM
What about my links? They weren't the right knots?

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