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        05-18-2012, 05:06 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Bosals are not meant to be ridden in long term, as said before, like as a bitless bridle. They can be tricky to ride in and essentially a bluff. Like smrobs said it doesn't take long for one to figure out that he can run through it.

    If you want to learn a little more about them look up Martin Black on YouTube or even hus website. That guy is pretty handy.
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        05-18-2012, 08:46 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Bosal or Hackamore?

    In some regions when used alone, the larger bosals are known as “hackamores.” This can cause some confusion when ordering (especially true in many areas of the Pacific Slope). For clarity, please bear with us.
    “Bosal” merely means “nose band.”
    “La jaquima,” or the Anglicized “hackamore” means “halter” or “headstall.”
    If you want to ride in the tradition using the hackamore, you will essentially need an appropriately sized and made bosal with a hanger and a mane mecate close in diameter with enough twist and weight to tie up as a hackamore rig.

    More information can be found at the link below

    Heritage Hackamores & Bosals - Central Coast Ranch Rawhide
         
        05-19-2012, 01:10 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Hmm ok....

    Thanks for educating me :)
    Would you suggest a side pull instead??
    I need to find a trainer in my area, but at the moment it's just me. I worked him in the bit today and he gave me a real hard time, bucked a lot. I think part of the issue is that he still has his wolf teeth, but I'm not sure. The vet I talked to said that one of his wolf teeth will probably cause trouble with using the bit, but the other is small enough it shouldn't bother him. At the moment I'm actually in the middle of moving, so things have been a little crazy, and I haven't been able to get him in to the vet, or get one out to see him. So right now my best guess is a side pull I believe. At the moment I've just been using a rope halter that I have and some nylon reins. I've looked at some hackamores at my local feed store, but I have absolutely no idea how to tie the reins on, and I don't want to mess anything up.

    Thanks for your help!!
         
        05-19-2012, 01:11 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by versatilityhorsetraining    
    Bosal or Hackamore?

    In some regions when used alone, the larger bosals are known as “hackamores.” This can cause some confusion when ordering (especially true in many areas of the Pacific Slope). For clarity, please bear with us.
    “Bosal” merely means “nose band.”
    “La jaquima,” or the Anglicized “hackamore” means “halter” or “headstall.”
    If you want to ride in the tradition using the hackamore, you will essentially need an appropriately sized and made bosal with a hanger and a mane mecate close in diameter with enough twist and weight to tie up as a hackamore rig.

    More information can be found at the link below

    Heritage Hackamores & Bosals - Central Coast Ranch Rawhide
    Oh, just read this. It helped a lot.
    Thanks!
         
        05-19-2012, 03:30 AM
      #15
    Foal
    I personally would go with a side-pull they work well as along as you release the pressure when your horse give you a try. They are more user friendly. Also hackamores can be quite expensive for the whole setup. Hackamores in the feed stores generally have metal core, which is cheaper but not as pliable.
         
        05-19-2012, 07:06 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RunSlideStop    
    waresbear, could you expand on that? I am not sure I understand what you mean by raise and lower...?

    It should be noted that a bosal is not to be used as a sort of "bitless bridle" to avoid contact with the horse's face, as seen in WP classes today. The bosal is a unique training device: saying horses under 5 may be ridden in one is the equivalent of allowing novice riders or young horses to ride in a snaffle/with two hands.

    Just wanted to clear that up.

    Cheers,
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    A clinic given by a fellow (probably dead now but was very popular in his time, Roy Yates), gave that description when asked by start off in a snaffle if you are teaching us how to use a bosal? That was the explanation given to us attending that clinic (I attended 2 of his, fabulous trainer & teacher). Now, 20-30 years later, I am sorry, can't remember how he explained this works, but the reasons were valid and this worked for me since then.
         
        05-19-2012, 07:34 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    I ASSUME THE "RAISE, LOWER" ReFERS TO A BUMP AND RELEASE. WHICH IS IMPORTANT RATHER THAN A STEADY PULL ON A BOASL/HACKAMORE. IF YOU READ ED CONNELS BOOK ON THE HACKAMORE THE HANDS ARE FURTHER APART, A HORSE WILL START TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE MOVEMENT OF THE HAND AS PART OF A PRE-signal BEFORE THE BUMP.
    ** SORRY ABOUT THE ALL CAP LETTERS, MY PHONE IS ACTING UP, I AM NOT YELLING..LOL**
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        05-22-2012, 12:24 AM
      #18
    Foal
    Thanks!
         

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