Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
If he goes good in a halter, I'd go for the nurtural or jumping hackamore as the first thing to try.
To be quite honest, people often misunderstand that mechanical (english) hackamores (or the LG/Bitless "bit", for that matter. The "glorified", but less "harsh" version of an english hackamore) can be very "heavy" bits and put a lot of pressure on a horse's face. If he's sensitive to lots of face pressure, then it wouldn't be my first choice.
There's no reason why you shouldn't experiment with the bridles you have looked at (maybe ask a trainer or fellow rider if they have one of those bridles that you can borrow), because he may end up, say, hating the nurtural, go okay in the english hackamore, and go best in the bosal or any variation of this.
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