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  • Is a hackamore for a horse harsh?
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    04-18-2009, 07:02 PM
  #11
Yearling
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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    06-03-2009, 07:35 PM
  #12
Foal
The snaffle is a bit...that doesn't make sense. It's not a hackamore so shouldn't put pressure...Maybe I'm wrong...
     
    06-03-2009, 07:55 PM
  #13
Trained
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.
     
    06-13-2009, 09:17 PM
  #14
Foal
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 don't use them
     
    06-17-2009, 12:51 AM
  #15
Trained
If she goes easy in it, and you know how to use it properly, I see no problem with it.
     
    06-18-2009, 07:19 PM
  #16
Foal
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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