Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
aappyfan, the pic you showed is a mechanical hackamore and they can be useful for horses that have problems with their mouths. They can also be very severe (an any device can be) with a heavy handed rider due to the leverage they exert on the nose and jaw of the horse.
Technically it is not a bit since it doesn't go in the mouth; it is just refereed to as a hackamore
Hope it works for you and your horse.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
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