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post #11 of 16 Old 04-18-2009, 07:02 PM
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Cowgirl: The Fleece is the gentlest and the one I would probably recommend.

The rope nose is VERY severe and I would NOT use it unless on a very experienced horse. Imagine having that thing pulling on your face. Ouch!

The bike chain one isn't opening up for me though, brings me to the fleece one.

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post #12 of 16 Old 06-03-2009, 07:35 PM
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the snaffle is a bit...that doesn't make sense. It's not a hackamore so shouldn't put pressure...Maybe I'm wrong...
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post #13 of 16 Old 06-03-2009, 07:55 PM
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Snaffles do not have any leverage or poll pressure.

Some bits, for example a gag, will put pressure on the horses poll. Some bits/bridles put pressure on the sides of the horses mouth.
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post #14 of 16 Old 06-13-2009, 09:17 PM
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you put the hackamore on any headstall just like switching out bits well i guess i should say the headstalls i am familiar with all unlatch on the sides so you can switch bits or whatever hackamore is all i ever use i teach my colts to take a bit but dont use them
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If she goes easy in it, and you know how to use it properly, I see no problem with it.

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post #16 of 16 Old 06-18-2009, 07:19 PM
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Personally I feel that mechanical hackamores are too severe and I've seen some inexperienced people do a number in them. Personally I would never use one, but that is just my own believe.

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