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    01-26-2011, 12:50 AM
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    01-26-2011, 12:57 AM
Thanks. I was always lead to understand that the foam meant they were working and accepting the bit.
    01-26-2011, 01:01 AM
You know when you put food in your mouth and it makes your mouth water(saliva) I pretty much think of it the same way. I don't really think it that the bit is working cause a unhealthy horse can have a working bit in their mouth and not have foaming. Its just natural for your mouth to liquidate when somethign it touching your tongue,glands...
    01-26-2011, 01:11 AM
That makes a lot of sense.
    01-26-2011, 02:53 AM
@Beau Baby-
There are many types of bitless bridles to consider if the hackamore doesn't work for you. You could always try a sidepull, and indian bosal, a cross-under bitless, and LG Zaum bridle or a LightRider. Every horse has a preference! Best of luck in your bitless adventures!
    01-26-2011, 10:48 AM
Its best to try out a few cause I tried the cross over and my horses pinned his ears back and just hated it
    01-26-2011, 10:52 AM
Originally Posted by xXEventerXx    
Yea I was reading up on that some rides use 2 sets of reins so they use the snaffle bit most of the time but if the horse needs to be controlled more they can use the hackamore or both.
Are you telling her to use a snaffle and a hack??
    01-26-2011, 12:29 PM
Green Broke
I have this one and got it because of a 5 yr old mare that will not take a bit. Once getting my older Arabian that will take a bit I stopped using it. Today we pick up our 21 yr old Pinto that all she used was a bosal type with her but said she will probably take a bit. I was thinking I would go back to using this hack. What do you all think???
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    01-26-2011, 03:09 PM
@ nvr2many-
If your horse is used to the bosal, why would you switch to a long-shanked mechanical hackamore? Seems kind of backwards to me.
    01-26-2011, 03:19 PM
Green Broke
Guess I am wondering because when I went to test drive her she didn't respond the way I felt she should. She responded to me like a horse would when you were riding them with a halter. Not something that would make me feel safe and in control out on the ranch or on trails.

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