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post #11 of 25 Old 11-26-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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it acts the same way as a bosal does, yet doesn't have the rawhide nose thing (which I guess is the bosal)...yet it has the two knots as pressure points instead.

I did not post that I used the Parelli Hackamore to start a debate, so don't bother trying to start one (not pointing it entirely at you)...I simple stated that i use it, and it works great....giving my opinion on that brand because I've used it.
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Sonny, Just as you and Pat Parelli himself concider the "Parelli Hackamore" a true hackamore, it is JDI's right to concider it a rope halter.

JDI's opinion was just that. An opinion. She believes it does not qualifiy as a hackamore in her definition of the word.

At this point of the discussion it is clearly a PO-TAE-TO ~ PO-TAH-TOE issue.


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I like a bitless one with name Meroth bitless you can find it here: http://www.freehorse.no/hodelag.htm it is on Norwegian, but you can see them on the picture ;)
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My rope halters have the knots in the same place as Parelli "Hackamore."
Hmmm....

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OK people..... Let's get this train back on track.

This thread is not about Parelli nor his particular Hackamore.

The OP wanted opinions on going bitless and they deserve to have their question answered without a debate.

Please respond to the OP and if you feel you must make another thread about what qualifies as a Hackamore please do so.

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post #16 of 25 Old 11-26-2008, 03:38 PM
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This applies to the OP and her questions. She wanted to know all about bitless bridles and discussion of the Parelli hackamore/halter is a valid train of thought here.

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it acts the same way as a bosal does, yet doesn't have the rawhide nose thing (which I guess is the bosal)...yet it has the two knots as pressure points instead.
A bosal works because it's solid and rawhide. It works off nose pressure (top and sides) and chin pressure. It doesn't effect the poll of the bosal hangar at all.

The Parelli "hackamore" does not work at ALL like a bosal because of it's lack of structure. It only works off the nose and poll with no pressure to the chin and no pressure on the sides of the nose (below the knots).

ALL rope halters have the two knots, long before Parelli came on the scene with his "hackamore." The two knots are what create the nose band and give the halter structure. Some rope halters use metal pieces instead of knots, but the traditional tied rope halters all had the knots about in the same place.

Tha Parelli hackamore is a rope halter, plain and simple. If someone wants to ride in it, fine, but it's not a bosal or anything even close.

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I like a bitless one with name Meroth bitless you can find it here: http://www.freehorse.no/hodelag.htm it is on Norwegian, but you can see them on the picture ;)
Those are nice! I like the one with the three rings, lots of options if you have a young horse or lots of horses you ride with the same bridle. I like the lower set ring on the second bridle. It looks like it would give you more control over the side-to-side cues of the horse.

I wonder if they'd export to the US?
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Yeah guys- this is NOT about Parelli. JDI was just voicing her opinion, like everyone else in this topic. No need to get fussy.

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I wasn't being rude, I just thought it odd. It you like that "bridle" that is fine, but why not save yourself some money and buy a rope halter that is designed the same way for a fraction of the price? Without the name brand? Just like no name food, same thing but ALOT less.

If I ride bitless it's in a rope halter and a lead or in a very soft flexible bosal.
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Tiff, by no means was I calling you rude, I was simply trying to keep this thread on track. If I offended you it was not my intesion.

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