Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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I was working with Tana on a rope halter today, and something occured to me while I was backing her in reprimand for stepping forward when I did not want her to.
When you use things like Bosals, or hackmores, they too use nose pressure to move the horse because they don't have a bit to give cues to the horse.
If the person using the hackmore, or bosal isn't light handed, they can cause major damage to the cartiledge of the nose.
My concern is, when using a rope halter, considering that the nose piece isn't as thick as a regular halter's, could it, too, cause irrepairable damage to the cartiledge of the horse's nose?