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  • HORSE WON'T STOP WITH INDIAN BOSAL
  • Are there different size hackamores

 
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    08-28-2010, 07:58 PM
  #1
Foal
Bosals ??

Was wondering opinions on bosals ? I am thinking about trying one on Dandy,, Which is easier on the horse a mechanical hackmore or a bosal??
     
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    08-28-2010, 08:06 PM
  #2
Started
I really like the idea of hackamores. Great for horses who just don't do well with bits or just to get out of your horse's mouth for awhile. It's good to change things up.

I'm fairly certain bosals tend to be softer than mechanical hackamores, but I could be wrong. There are all different sizes, materials, levels of stiffness, etc. that make them stronger or softer. In the end any bit or nose piece is only as harsh as the hand holding the reins, like you may have heard before. If you want something particularly soft, you can do with just a soft thick rope nose. I've been known to ride in a basic rope halter with a wrapped nose, pretty much the same deal, really.
     
    08-28-2010, 08:17 PM
  #3
Weanling
Bosals=pure awesomeness
     
    08-28-2010, 09:04 PM
  #4
Yearling
I too agree that bosals are awesome :) I use an indian bosal on Stiffler and he does beautifully with it! There are several on Ebay for $15. There is a seller who makes them out of very thick rope, but if you ask, she makes them out of a BEAUTIFUL thin yacht rope which I think works MUCH better. I can show you pics of mine if you'd like!
     
    08-28-2010, 11:12 PM
  #5
Started
Amarea, I'd be interested in pictures! That sounds really nice and I may be interested in getting one someday.
     
    08-29-2010, 01:06 AM
  #6
Foal
Amarea, I would love to see a pic and maybe try to get one if you can help me get to the right place.. thanks
     
    08-29-2010, 01:11 AM
  #7
Yearling
Here is the seller on Ebay: ROYAL BLUE NOSE Bitless Bridle Indian Hackamore Bosal - eBay (item 310240583684 end time Sep-09-10 22:37:27 PDT)

Email her before you purchase and tell her you want one made like the one Choobysmom ordered.

The one in the link is nice, but IMO the rope was too thick to work effectively. The thinner rope gives more control.

Mine is identical to this, just in blue and black.

http://i3.ebayimg.com/03/s/000/77/5f/2a5c_1.JPG
     
    08-29-2010, 01:57 AM
  #8
Started
Ooh, it does look much nicer. Thanks a ton, I'll definitely save this info. =)
     
    08-29-2010, 02:05 AM
  #9
Yearling
You're welcome! The lady is SUPER easy to work with and stands behind her products 100%! I hated the first one I got (the thicker rope) because it was too thick to get the response it was intended for and when I told her what I was looking for, she custom made one for me in 2 days! I honestly prefer them as I don't get the head tossing, etc associated with bits. Finding the correct bit for a horse can be time consuming and costly if you have a bit sensitive horse. These are strong enough to get the point across but gentle enough to keep them happy. You won't be disappointed with these!
     
    09-04-2010, 08:49 PM
  #10
Showing
The thing about a bosal is that you need to know how to properly use one. It is very easy to either skin up a horse's face or teach them to blow through one if used improperly.

I really like the looks of these for riding and am thinking about maybe getting one or two.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Yacht-Rope-Ultim...item414d46d0b3
     

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