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    01-18-2012, 01:05 PM
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Foal
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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    01-18-2012, 02:47 PM
  #2
Foal
Umm I would say anything leather would do good:)(halter, hackamore etc...)
     
    01-18-2012, 04:57 PM
  #3
Banned
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?
     
    01-18-2012, 06:04 PM
  #4
Trained
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.
     
    01-18-2012, 09:39 PM
  #5
Foal
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.
     
    01-18-2012, 10:42 PM
  #6
Banned
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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