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Hackamore VS. the Bit
Which do you prefer?? I'm not sure if there is a benefit in using one over the other. What is your insight, and what do you prefer?
I personally perfer the bit over the hackamore. I've used both (not on Sonny though) and I find the horse responds better to a bit than a hackamore...at least the ones I've rode with both do.
I haven't tried it on Sonny, but I don't really intend to. I use a snaffle on him and he is a dream in that....so I don't plan on switching anytime soon.
Personally I like riding in a bit when I'm using a bridle, as it allows me to feel the pressure on the tongue and I can really get a feel of what I'm doing. I have nothing against hackamores though!
All in all, I love riding bareback with a halter...
I use bits because we jump and show. We always start beginner riders in hackamores though. It keeps them from unintentionally pulling on the horses mouth.
Well ill have to say hackamore...but because im a bitless rider...but i own both hackamore and crossover ( crossover being the main preference).
But yea hackamores arnt for every horse. I used a english hackamore on my TB and found him way to sensative to it, but put it on my other horse and he went perfectly in it....so yea. But i still back hackamores up :D ( minus mechanical ones :wink: )
I broke mine with hackamore, but later switched to bit since they learn to turn and all. I'm not sure I can show in hackamore in local shows.
Bit. I've never used a hackamore, though. ;)
There's better contact with a bit in my opinion, which I like. I agree, the horse also responds better, & with jumping & all.
Ok so breaking a horse that learns REALLY fast? which do you think would be better? my guy is pretty sensitive in the rope halter, and has tried a bit and does fine too.
Sorry I didn't help!!
hahhaha it's ok! lol ill prob just end up getting both and seeing which one he likes/responds to better.
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