Originally Posted by Nutty Saddler
The one thing I can say for sure , 100% accurate , is that in 17 years of making saddlery I have only ever made 1 kineton.
Do you think that this is because they are harsh or just unheard of? I haven't used them, and hadn't heard about them until I read about them on the website MIEventer posted - Sustainable Dressage.
The writer stated that they had a reputation for being harsh, and maybe they are, but if that's so wouldn't a hackamore, esp. The ones with thin nosebands, be a lot harsher, since all of the pressure is being put on the nose? My thinking was that a Kineton would be somewhat kinder, in that it dispributed the pressure between the nose and the mouth.
Not trying to be argumentative here, just want your opinion. They are a noseband that intrigue me.