My fmaily bought a gelding a few years ago that I have recently been working on softening, as he is extremely hard mouthed because someone once upon a time messed his mouth up...really bad. He had been in a full cheek snaffle, and hates it. I've been mainly focused on working with him since I show him in 4H and any western horse over the age of 4 must have a shanked bit. This gelding hates any bit, but rides really well in a rope halter and even better with only a neck rope. I have recently been thinking about things from his point of view, and I know that "if the horse ain't happy, then the rider ain't happy." So...I've thought about rawhide bosals...but what is your favorite type of hackamore/bosal?