Alright guys, lets all take our boxing gloves off and relax abit.
Here is my opinion:
My Nana rides in a Hackamore, i believe its called a Mechanical Hackamore but correct me if I am wrong, and she responds to it quite well. I sometimes just put a halter on Nana and tie a knot on the bottom ring and ride her around just usin the lead rope as reins and Nana does great!
Hackamore are nice and all but some horses just NEEDS a bit. If you use a regular bit (snaffle, curb, etc) then your horse will be fine, he will not receive any pain from the bit if the person uses them correctly.
To touch on the bit about people passin by and lookin at someone usin a hackamore and bla bla bla (sorry i dont want to explain what i am refering to), I don't really feel all that BETTER because I know my horse has flaws (i think she is perfect tho
) and I don't really see the big deal in it, to be honest.
Also, I quess its just because I am to tough minded to care, but I didn't really have a sense that JDI was being rude at all.