Hey guys! I have a delimna and not exactly sure what to do..
There is a horse competition this weekend. An obstacle course kind of competition..
I have been using a hackamore on my horse for the last two weeks(or around that time). He is so much lighter and seems happier in it. My friend she can see a very distinguishable difference in his attitude and his performance in general. He is so much softer and gives a nice headset and stops like a dream which I never thought was possible! Lol.. I barely use any rein aids, all leg aids and he is doing great! BUT... my friend coordinating this ride did tell me hackamores were allowed in the competition.. but im not sure if the hackamore I am using is western.. is there really a western and english hackamore?? Ill post a link of the hackamore I have. Do you think it is a good idea to ride him in a hackamore at a show? I know I have complete control of him in whatever I use but just wondering would it be weird seeing a person using a hackamore on a 20 yr old quarter horse in a obstacle course competition.. I also have a tom thumb training bit. (ill post a link of it too) I have never used it on duke but I am pretty positive he will be fine in it but probably wont be as light in it as he is in the hackamore..
So what is you guys opinions? I got five days to figure this out.. haha.. what a time crunch!!
Thank you for your help!
Adjustable Leather Nose Hackamore - Jeffers Hackamores
Tom thumn training bit
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