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  • Bosal vs hackamor
  • HORSE BOSSAL / HACKOMORE ARE THEY THE SAME THING

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    04-24-2013, 09:18 AM
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Weanling
hackamore vs bosal

So we have a someone that comes a few times a week to ride/exercise our horses. Yesterday she ask if we could get a hackamore for our gelding. She thinks he'll do better. We usually ride him in a snaffle bit. She was riding him in his rope halter and she thinks he doesn't need a bit. My question is which is better a hackamore or bosal? What are the benefits or problems with them? I don't really like the way hackamores look and prefer the bosal. That being said I've not used either.
     
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    04-24-2013, 09:38 AM
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Yearling
Hackamore IMO are better. You can find really neat looking ones. The bosal to me have a higher chance of misuse, like if someone is handsy. But I'm not and expert and haven't used a bosal but a handful of times.
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    04-24-2013, 09:51 AM
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Foal
I have never liked the look of the mechanical metal hackamores, so I switched to the "indian" style. I find that I get more control from it then I do the bit, plus, I feel that it is gentler on the horse. Mine look similar to this...
Google Image Result for http://www.outwestsaddlery.com/assets/images/Indian_Hackamore_Red_Latigo400.jpg
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    04-24-2013, 10:35 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by dlpark2    
I have never liked the look of the mechanical metal hackamores, so I switched to the "indian" style. I find that I get more control from it then I do the bit, plus, I feel that it is gentler on the horse. Mine look similar to this...
Google Image Result for http://www.outwestsaddlery.com/assets/images/Indian_Hackamore_Red_Latigo400.jpg
Wow that is interesting. I have never seen these before. So you think that they give good control. The last thing I want is him to learn that he can "run" through it and take off. Not that he does that but I don't want him to learn he can. I really don't like the mechanical hackamores. So I don't want to spend a bunch of money on a piece of tack that I myself wont use. I will definity looking into the indian style hack. Thanks for the info.
     
    04-24-2013, 10:39 AM
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Trained
If you don't know how to use a bosal, have someone show you, there is a technique to it. As for mechanical hackamores, I think they are pretty basic, I have never used one with any regularity as it limited in what could ask a horse other than stop, turn and back.
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    04-24-2013, 10:39 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by KyMoMoF3CuTiEs    
Hackamore IMO are better. You can find really neat looking ones. The bosal to me have a higher chance of misuse, like if someone is handsy. But I'm not and expert and haven't used a bosal but a handful of times.
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See I have no idea about either one. I am use to using our snaffle bits. Out on the trail we ride on a loose rein so we rarely pick up on the bit. So I guess we haven't notice that he does better without the bit when you are asking him to do concentrated training exercises. Thanks for the info.
     
    04-24-2013, 10:42 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
If you don't know how to use a bosal, have someone show you, there is a technique to it. As for mechanical hackamores, I think they are pretty basic, I have never used one with any regularity as it limited in what could ask a horse other than stop, turn and back.
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I will definitely have someone teach me how to use what ever I end up buying. Like I said I am not familiar with either. Other then I don't like the look of the hackamore.
     
    04-24-2013, 10:49 AM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by BellaMFT    
Wow that is interesting. I have never seen these before. So you think that they give good control. The last thing I want is him to learn that he can "run" through it and take off. Not that he does that but I don't want him to learn he can. I really don't like the mechanical hackamores. So I don't want to spend a bunch of money on a piece of tack that I myself wont use. I will definity looking into the indian style hack. Thanks for the info.
I feel I have more control over my mare when she is wearing this then when she is wearing a bit. My husband loves his for his old gelding and just barely has to tap the rein to get him to respond. My mare had more of a tendency to "run" through with the bit, but she dislikes the pressure that this style hack has, so she is doesn't run through with it. Besides, it works on the same principles as her training halter, so it is essentially moving all the ground work I have done with her to her back.
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