Originally Posted by Wallee
Sounds good! I have only used a bosal once though and it was on a buddy's horse I was riding. I am guessing it applies pressure to the face to signal? I am wanting all the info I can get on it before I try and transition to it. I have been riding my gelding in the snaffle long enough now and he responds well in it. Is there any specific reason I should transition to the bosal vs staying in the snaffle??
You really can't advance in a horses handle, IMO, in a snaffle. A snaffle offers about the most, direct, basic signal you can get. Basically, a snaffle is used to directly pull a horse in the direction you want him to go. A bosal isn't for direct reining at all, like Fort Fireman said. Basically. With a hackamore, you position the bosal to get the horse to move his body and position it to keep the bosal comfortable. If that makes sense. I'll get on my laptop and do a long in depth post about it this evening.