Originally Posted by Islandrea
My coach used a English Hackamore as a replacement for a horse that was evading every bit she tried. It seems I just adopted a similar situation with an older Standardbred. She would suggest the english hackamore. Does anyone have horrible experiences with this piece of tack?
Well, I wouldn't just suggest a hackamore on a whim because they aren't something I would want used in novice hands. That being said, I have met horses who truly preferred the hackamore to a bit and refused to accept a bit not matter what.
But it would seem the OP's horse has become much happier with his bit now...that being said, I wouldn't have recommended a hackamore just off the first post, just personally, because I would have suggested she just try new bits and see if anything else is more agreeable with her horse.