Ok. So I have an arthritic 14(15 in may) year old OTTB mare. I usually ride her in a french link snaffle, but I also ride western. We just to trail rides, mainly walk/trot/ a little cantering when she feels good.
Today I tried out a western hackamore. I used an english one on her, and she fought and tossed her head with me. I tried a braided rope S hack-she did not like that one one bit! Haha
So today I used this
And she really liked it! She was very light and responsive, and wasnt fighting me like she dose with the snaffle. There wasnt much of a need to switch, I just thought we would give it a try.
I heard this can be kind of harsh due to the long shanks. I have very light, still, hands, and use my back and shoulders for stopping power. I can tell she is much more relaxed in it, but what do you guys think? Constructive crit only please! I don't want to be bashed about it. Thank you!