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post #11 of 14 Old 04-24-2013, 01:34 AM
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Just to add, I had to make a few tries before I found the perfect bitless bridle for my horse. He didn't like the popular Dr.Cook's, because of the head-hugging pressure it has. He didn't respond well to a simple sidepull - it seemed that he doesn't enjoy the pressure points it uses, as he always became very stiff in his neck and poll as soon as it was put on, and we could have used it only for light hacking on a loose rein, no schooling. He goes rather well in a rope halter, but, when I tried the LG bridle and the little S hack, I instantly felt the difference, shown to me by a relaxed, happy and engaged horse. :)

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post #12 of 14 Old 04-24-2013, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds like we'll be doing some "trial and error" until we find what works for us.

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post #13 of 14 Old 04-24-2013, 11:45 AM
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Theres a lot of trial and error - hard to escape it
Another thought - If you do try a bit then look at the Happy Mouth range - I like them and use them - just keep a constant check for signs of biting on the 'rubber'
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-02-2014, 08:12 PM
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Thumbs up Gentle Control Hackamore

I just wanted to say a bit on the gentle control hackamore. I am riding a horse who does not do well with any bit that I currently have in his mouth. I purchased him from a man who only used a hackamore. He was a hazing horse in his prior life. I did not have much of a whoa and no control over his head. I went to the NFR and found this hackamore on display and decided to give it a try. I have a new horse! I ride with my finger tips and have his attention. I am very easy with it and feel I have tremedous control. But I also paired it with a CSI saddle pad and I believe that alleviated his get up and go attitude by dispersing my weight better across his back... But I went from a horse I figured I would have to sell to a horse I can't imagine getting rid of.... I suppose if I was heavy handed I would have my head in the dirt by now. But he doesn't bow his neck nor take the reins as he pleases anymore; and no gaurenteed bucking (crow hopping) every time I get on for the first 15 mins.. he rides out with a lowered head and goes about his business now. I would consider giving it a try if you have not found the perfect solution for you. Try looking at their videos online and see the difference for yourself!
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