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    02-17-2013, 06:29 PM
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Weanling
Riding in a hackamore?

Hello! My horse right now is being ridden in a Happy Mouth but chew through them to quick and I don't really like having to warm up metal in the winter. I was thinking of putting him in a hackamore. He direct reins, neck rein, and moves off leg movements. I ride 5 times a week and do barrels. I don't show often so most of my riding is just for fun. I would love to get my horse another Happy Mouth but they are to darn expensive to replace every few months. What is the softest hack I can buy for him? I like Little S hackamore. How harsh are these? I Thanks! :)
     
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    02-17-2013, 07:52 PM
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Weanling
BUMP!
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    02-17-2013, 10:10 PM
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Weanling
Still curious!! :)
     
    02-17-2013, 10:14 PM
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It really depends on what your horse works well in and what he prefers.

I rode my arab in an "indian hackamore" which is very mild, and he did well in it.

For my QH, I used a rubber and buckskin covered bike chain hack, which its harsh in the wrong hands, but I barely touch the reins with him so it was mild, too.
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    02-17-2013, 10:19 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by nikelodeon79    
It really depends on what your horse works well in and what he prefers.

I rode my arab in an "indian hackamore" which is very mild, and he did well in it.

For my QH, I used a rubber and buckskin covered bike chain hack, which its harsh in the wrong hands, but I barely touch the reins with him so it was mild, too.
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Thanks! I was thinking of buying him this, but the noseband just concerns me since he has very sensitive skin.

Reinsman SS Little S Hackamore - Statelinetack.com

Would it be best to wrap it in vet wrap? I have seen alot of riders around here do that and was wondering if that is what it was for! Thanks!
     
    02-17-2013, 11:24 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by BigBenLoverforLife    
Thanks! I was thinking of buying him this, but the noseband just concerns me since he has very sensitive skin.

Reinsman SS Little S Hackamore - Statelinetack.com

Would it be best to wrap it in vet wrap? I have seen alot of riders around here do that and was wondering if that is what it was for! Thanks!
You can get Little S Hackamores with a flat nose band. They are a little harder to find, but the endurance people use them and I think Reinsman makes a version with a flat leather nose band as well. I don't know why the rope ones seem more common, I would not want to use that on my horse either.
     
    02-17-2013, 11:40 PM
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Green Broke
You can get a fuzzy fleece nose band cover. And it will be cute too!!!
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    02-17-2013, 11:43 PM
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Green Broke
Second one even says its for the S hack.



     
    02-17-2013, 11:44 PM
  #9
Showing
I have a leather nosed Little S hack. Aires loves it. It's Reinsman brand and cost me about $30.
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    02-17-2013, 11:48 PM
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Weanling
I like using a rope halter or lariat noseband bosal.
     

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