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post #1 of 12 Old 10-09-2012, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Question Little S hack users - please help with advice

I have been riding my boy in a borrowed LG bridle for a while now and I really like the results. However, borrowed is borrowed and I would like to get my own, but original LG's are really on the expensive side. So I have been looking into buying a Little S hack and have seen some really positive reviews about it, however, I've also seen opinions that the Little S may encourage a horse to develop a high head carriage. Is this really true, or is this connected with how an individual rides or the preferences of an individual horse?

(I know that there is a LG bridle ripoff, the "flower hackamore", also available in the market, but I don't really need the option to transform a hack into a sidepull, as I already have a spare sidepull, and, as an additional note - it just looks plain silly to my taste. )

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-09-2012, 02:32 PM
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I ran a couple horses in Little S hacks. None of them had a high head carriage. However, they were taught to drive up into the bridle more with my legs which also brought their neck and poll down. I love the S hack personally. If they had any shoulder lift I would race my mare in one.

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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We ride my gelding in a leather nose Little S and he's great in it. Will probably get thrashed for it, but he's only 3.5. Problem was that he was fighting the bit something fierce and we were only using a french link snaffle. He works more off leg pressure anyway, so we just put him in a hack and the problem was solved.

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Aires - If you get smashed for riding a 3.5yr old, what am I going to get for always starting my colts at two? XD

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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I'm also curious about s hacks... my dad rode Squiggy in a mechanical hackamore last week and nearly their whole ride was on a super draped rein, it was wierd.

She's okay with a bit, but always likes to be on it, not in a bad way necessarily, but in a way that makes it a big job to get her working on loose rein.

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Aires - If you get smashed for riding a 3.5yr old, what am I going to get for always starting my colts at two? XD
Meant got bashed for riding a 3.5yo in a hack. Lol

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Oh gotcha. Lol I'm not sure why...Some horses just like hacks! :)

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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He doesn't neck rein...at all. He refuses to get the concept (even with me, my friend AND the trainer all working with him on it).

Sorry! Didn't mean to hijack the thread!

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-09-2012, 05:22 PM
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Only ever rode my horses in a little S. None of them ever had that problem nor have I heard of any friends experiencing anything like that. Love that hack!
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-09-2012, 11:06 PM
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I ride my gelding in a little s hack, I can side pass him, pick him up, move him over, anything I could do in a bit. He's easy, and any horse I've ever rode in any hack does not carry their heads high. That comes from training anyway.
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