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post #1 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a Hackamore?!?

I have found that my horse responds much better without a bit and since I only ride for pleasure I see no problem with this. So I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a brand/type of hackamore or bosal that they would recommend.

Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 01:47 PM
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umm i would say anything leather would do good:)(halter, hackamore etc...)
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 03:57 PM
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Well, what kind did you try on him in the past that worked so well? And have his teeth been floated? Is he soft and responsive?
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 05:04 PM
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Steve Guitron, Bill Black, Ortiz, Ortega..just to name a few. Also know a guy in Oregon that does beautiful work.

A good hackamore bosal will cost you a couple hundred bucks. Which you will get what you pay for! So if you don't go with an expensive one, at least get one with a rawhide core the cheap ones are built with a cable. And you can tell the difference between bad braiding/crappy rawhide and good. It is pretty obvious. The plaits should be tight, smooth and even. You shouldn't see the core peeking through.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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We started him in a clinton anderson hackamore but I don't want to pay $200 for one. He just chews a lot on the bit and is actually more soft and responsive in a hackamore. He's only 3 and had had his teeth checked.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 09:42 PM
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One of these numbers?

He'll ride just as well in a rope halter. Or get a tie-down noseband and rig it to a bridle. That's what I did.

You can even get a rope one just like what you're using right now, but honestly that's pretty abrasive and harsh....

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