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    03-07-2010, 12:45 AM
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Trained
Fitting a Hackamore

I eventually got around to trying my new hackamore on Alto, anyone want to help with fitting advice??

Is it still a fraction low?



     
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    03-07-2010, 12:50 AM
  #2
Weanling
I have no experience with that style of hack, I use the longer shank braided nose. But from what I know about those, I would say I'd bring the nose strap up just a touch. The chin looks good, just make sure you can get at least two fingers in it when it's relaxed. I found with Hoover, once he got used to the hack, he barely needed the curb...it was basically just there to keep it on. I could get four fingers in it when I tacked him up...he was going off the nose pressure to halt.
     
    03-07-2010, 01:40 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I would raise it up a tad too. Because the lower down it sits on the nose, the thinner the and more fragile the bone and cartalidge (sp?) it is sitting on.

I know a lot of people like them kind of low, because it offers more control, but my horses are easy to control, so I try to think of their comfort and well-being too.
     
    03-07-2010, 10:49 AM
  #4
Trained
So I guess I'll have to take the hole punch with me today and take it up some. Then all that's left is to get brave and climb on there
     

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