I am currently riding my almost-6yo gelding with a rope halter and a lead rope, however, it seems to me, that the lead rope knot by his chin makes it harder for him to understand precise rein cues (he still needs some rein support in seperate situations, though can be steered nicely by seat and leg aids, too) - it just swings excessively. I've tried to use leather dressage reins in combination with the rope halter (strapping them under his chin, too), but, when using reins, it still feels as if he gets only a part of the signal I give him, not understands it clearly. So, I got the idea to try switching to an English hackamore, also to help him understand vertical flexion. Hoping to hear from those who have had any experience with English hackamores - is this a good idea? Maybe there are other options I could/shold try, or are there any circumstances I should be aware of when using this type of bitless bridle? Thanks in advance.