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post #1 of 5 Old 10-09-2010, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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hackamore help

I baught this hackamore bit per the recomendation of someone on this forum and i cant find the thread so im just wanting to know do i have this on right?I baught this cheep head stall for now because i wasnt sure if i was going to keep him in it but after he responded 10 times better with this then with a bit in him mouth i will be upgrading the head stall as well.Just want to make sure all is well though
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-09-2010, 08:53 AM
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Punch more holes, it needs to go higher. You have it over delicate nose bones and cartilidge, which is not good. It needs to go about 2" higher on the horse's face. If it's a nylon bridle, you'll need to get a thick nail really, really hot, then burn holes in it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-09-2010, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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ok i was wondering about that
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-09-2010, 02:54 PM
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EEEKK! Its WAY to low on his noes. With the slightest pressure you could hurt him pretty bad. That part of the nose is very sensitive. It should be up there the halter is.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-10-2010, 12:04 AM
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Yes, too low!! Just be careful with your hands with a shanked hack like this. The hack has a "pinch" effect (you pull back and the curb strap under his chin tightens, as well as the nose band) and can be very uncomfortable and damaging if used incorrectly. Hackamores require very light hands, for the most part.

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