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huntersatheart 06-06-2011 02:19 PM

English Hackamore?
 
my horse is used in lessons in the summer , in order to keep her there (it's a lesson barn , and it's the best around me , indoor arena , outdoor arena , XC course , tons of trails . . .) anways , i wasn't there for all of the lessons she was in last summer , and when i rode her during that time she was very hard-mouthed , so they put a kimberwick on her without asking me , and she broke the chain . i'm thinking ths summer , putting her in a hackamore so that her mouth can't be torn up by little kids . . but i also don't want to buy something i'll never use , like a bosal or something , but i think i might jump her in an english hackamore . . she's using a full cheek snaffle right now , any ideas or suggestions on what kind to get ? if they were fairly cheap , that'd be nice (:

gigem88 06-06-2011 02:23 PM

If it were my horse, I think I would look for another barn if at all possible! And they definitely wouldn't put something in my horse's mouth without my permission.

huntersatheart 06-06-2011 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by gigem88 (Post 1057827)
If it were my horse, I think I would look for another barn if at all possible! And they definitely wouldn't put something in my horse's mouth without my permission.

honestly , i have ; all the others around are crap . but it's only in the summer and a couple times a week , and yeah , that i was PISSED about . i'm glad she broke it . if they try it this summer , they'll have another thing coming . but the board is only $150/mo , with full use of everything , and it's full care , soo .

upnover 06-06-2011 03:42 PM

a hackamore is not necessarily more gentle then a bit. In fact there are several kinds that are quite harsh. Do you know WHY they changed her bit? i'd think doing a few training rides to get her to listen would probably be more effective then a hackamore.

VelvetsAB 06-06-2011 03:46 PM

I would like to know why you said yes to them using her in lessons in the first place. I ride at a lesson barn, but boarders horses are not just randomly used just because they are there and available. Only one horse out of the majority is used as a lesson horse, and one other is being leased.

huntersatheart 06-06-2011 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by upnover (Post 1057924)
a hackamore is not necessarily more gentle then a bit. In fact there are several kinds that are quite harsh. Do you know WHY they changed her bit? i'd think doing a few training rides to get her to listen would probably be more effective then a hackamore.

because they put little kids on her that haul on her mouth , so after a couple weeks she just ignores it . . she listens fine for me , i have absolutely no problem other than sometimes trot to walks , even canter to walks are better , hahah . it's just because the kids don't know how to ride , so they figure they'll put something stronger in her mouth and she'll listen ; and true , a hackamore wouldn't necessarily be more gentle or work better ; but its save her mouth and not make her hard with a bit .

huntersatheart 06-06-2011 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by VelvetsAB (Post 1057930)
I would like to know why you said yes to them using her in lessons in the first place. I ride at a lesson barn, but boarders horses are not just randomly used just because they are there and available. Only one horse out of the majority is used as a lesson horse, and one other is being leased.

it's part of the board , and an agreement with my mom and trainer in me buying her . if not , the board would be up the walls , and i'd have to pay for feed on top of it , they pay for her feed because they use her , we also do summer camps , and we only have 34 horses at the barn .

VelvetsAB 06-06-2011 03:52 PM

Your trainer won on this agreement....


Since it is still YOUR horse, tell them that they cannot make any tack changes without your approval...so that means that the bit that is on the bridle must stay there.

huntersatheart 06-06-2011 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by VelvetsAB (Post 1057945)
Your trainer won on this agreement....


Since it is still YOUR horse, tell them that they cannot make any tack changes without your approval...so that means that the bit that is on the bridle must stay there.

they know that ; last time i took my bridle home so that they couldn't use her for a few days , but i was thinking maybe with a hackamore she wouldn't get hard in the mouth when i ride her with a bit .

upnover 06-06-2011 03:58 PM

i would discuss it with the trainer and find the best compromise.


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