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  1. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So, I recently bought a black leather bosal, similar to this one, and have been trying to do research on how to form it to a correct fit to my horse! General bosal shaping is done with a wood block and usually rawhide cream, but this leather is treated! I have no idea how to shape it. I've...
  2. Cowboy Mounted Shooting and Archery
    Hi, I'm new to cmsa. I'm working on my riding skills (can trot and gallop comfortably) and am good with my guns. My question is does any one ride Cowboy Mounted Shooting with a bosal? I tried a bitless bridal today on my lesson horse and it was great, so I was wondering if a bosal would work...
  3. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I will begin showing my four year old mare this year. However, I have trained her bitless her entire life. I never had the need to use a bit with her, nor do I intend to. I currently ride her with a side pull bosal. Most days, when I just hop on bareback for a quick ride, I clip on reins to the...
  4. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I recently had a bosal in the style below come into my possession. I know it's a tie-down bosal but is there any reason I couldn't tie a mecate to it above the metal hardware (as if the hardware were the knot) and use it like a regular scissor bosal?
  5. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    :happydance:Just wondering if anyone wants to learn how to make your own headstall/bridle! If you do, I will post step by step instructions with pictures. All you need to make them is ROPE! I also can post how to make a Indian side pull bosal! Let Me Know! :happydance:
  6. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Ok so I recently watched and read what bits do. :shock: Makes me felt bad for using a bit at Al and I'm wanting to strictly go to hackamore or bosals. What are yalls thoughts on this? Should I only use bits on young green horses I'm going to be starting off with? Or should I stick with the...
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I am wondering if anyone has any information on how to tie the slit-rein style, "breaking rein" to a bosal? I've found lots of information on how to tie a mecate to a bosal, but I don't like the looped rein style or the built-in lead rope. I have seen bosals for sale with a cotton rope tied on...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi all I hope everybody is enjoying their new years weekend. I have some colts I'm hoping to start this year, hoping to start them in a Bosal and later if neccesary transition to a snaffle. Now I know the old vaqueros had a way of starting with the thicker Bosal and then using progressively...
  9. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Howdy! I have a 5 y/o green broke filly that I have been working with and was wondering if a bosal might be a better fit for her than a snaffle. Her white nose gets sunburned and chapped and the way she reacts to the snaffle (just a regular O-ringed snaffle) makes it seem like it is hurting her...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I just started working with an out-of-shape 8-year-old AQHA mare who is just lovely. Her ground manners are excellent, doesn't seem to spook at anything, sweet personality, etc. She has been ridden off and on for the past few years, but nothing consistent. So she's green and has never quite been...
  11. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I was thinking of using one to start my girly after xmas but im not sure about it. i ride english but we are going down the bitless route ive ridden her in a rope halter for like 5 mins and that was just asking for go and stop, she was fine and shes verry responsive on the ground, so would she...
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