When I got my mare, a little over 3yrs ago, she had some serious issues with with any pressure on her face. I was told that prior to me purchasing her she had been brought over back words twice. Once while being rode and once with driving reins. When I got her it took me some time to be able to get her to flex without her trying to move away. The first time she jumped away like I had a barbed wire halter on her
...anywho I kept being gentle and working her through this and then we went to a trainer to help both of us. The trainer used a bosal on her and then worked with me with her in the bosal, i'd never used one prior. She worked great in it and still does. We do a lot of trail riding and I've moved cows with her ext. And never thought about moving her out of it. I've since also purchased a lopping hackamore for her and also moved some of our other horses to them and they've also done great....my ? Is everyone I ride with is always telling me that I need to mover her into a bit and that putting the other horses in them im running a huge risk in horses taking off with me bla bla but I feel like they do better..no head tossing ext... like to here some opinions..are they ment to be short term use only or if it works do it? Thoughts??