Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
Thanks everyone for all your help and advice.
Jim and I went out last night to celebrate our retirement with Iridehorses and his wife. Bill rides with us all the time and he's loaned me the bosal he made to ride with his horse, Bonny.
Since I have absolutely no experience with hackamores or bosals, I'm letting Bill be my guide. Blossom is 16, she has NEVER done anything but listen to me on the trail (admittedly there haven't been many trail rides given the constraints of time of year, work and weather --- she came t6o me in late October.) I'm hoping this will work. I'm very aware that if my hands arent' light, it can be painful to her. She listens to my leg so well, and it only takes the lightest, lightest touch on the reins, so I'm optimistic that this may be our solution.
Since Friday was my last day at work (YAY!!!) I have lots of time to play around with this on the farm before we try it on the trails. I'll let y'all know how it goes!
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
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