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My 20 y.o Appendix QH Gelding has been fighting his bit for weeks now...throwing his head up and fighting ever time he goes out for a ride. I have tried going from a D-ring snaffle to a French Link, nothing keeps him from fussing. My mother rides him while i ride/re-train my younger saddlebred gelding, and she isn't as great a rider but knows what she's doing.
I eventually started to ride him in a tightened halter with lead lines, and his behavior completely changed. i was wondering if anyone had any input on Hackamores. My mom rides English pleasure and is always in saddle.
so she needs something that will help her maintain control w/o a bit...
Any advice is welcome....Thanks
Hackamores, yea, or you could try the bitless bridle.
Ride your horse in a rope hackamore with the four noseknots like clinton anderson. Avoid mechanical hackamores. I find you can use less rein than the regular 2 knot because the message is stronger, just make sure the knot under the chin is snug and so is the throat latch or it will flop around. I don't know anything about whether or not it would be show legal but they are great for trail riding if you trust your horse. I'm more likely to trail ride in a rope halter than with a bit in my horses mouth.
I use this on my Arab:
It's called an "Indian Hackamore" or "Indian Bosal" (not very politically correct, I know :? ). Anyway, it is much like a halter, with a bit more control. My Arab works terrible in a bit, but wonderful in this bosal/hackamore. In addition to nylon, I've also seen them made from rawhide and leather.
Nic, can you post you arab with the hackamore on? I tried to figure out how it looks like on the head, but with not much success. :roll:
i had a problem for a while with one of mine and a bit and i switched to a hack and he loves it! it makes it much more enjoyable with him
Thanks! I'll be waiting. :) If possible, please open another post for that.
I have never ridden my horses in anything but a bridle, unless it was around the arena bareback with a halter. The photo of the hackamore looks quite comfy!
Re: Going Bitless....
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