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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    So I'm pretty much brand new to bits and types of headstalls, but here's what I know so far. My mare doesn't respond at all to pressure from the bits. Throw her in an O-ring and she'll run right through you, but in a halter it's a whole different story, and in her Martha Josie bit, she's a...
  2. Horse Health
    Hello! I'm rather new to the horse world, so this may seem like a stupid question. Better safe than sorry, I guess. I was riding my horse (a fifteen-ish year old gelding) in a bosal today, when I noticed something rather odd. On the right side of his mouth, his lower lip hung as if he had...
  3. Horse Training
    Hi I was just wondering if someone could tell me if a mechanical hackamore was painless for a horse because it has no bit. I'm a bit confused in whether it would be better to ride in a rope halter or a mechanical hackamore. Can someone please let me know which is best for my horse to be pain...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I ride a specially trained Paso Fino gelding. We were told he was trained the specific style the breed is traditionally trained to be ridden with. They also used a particular style of hackamore, which my parents ordered online somewhere. It's seen quite a bit of wear and tear, and the color was...
  5. Horse Training
    A brief background. My horse was very tight on his right side. He would grab the bit when I rode and take off. He wasn't mean about it, but it definitely got scary at times. I found my wonder bit -- the waterford. However I do not like the waterford just because it's so easy to train really bad...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I just got a new mare 2 weeks ago. I have been trying to find a bit for her. I finally put a little s hackamore on her. She did good in it. But when I go to pull on my reins the hackamore turns out and the top of the bit diggs into her face. Is there anything I can do for that? Or should I get a...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Please post what you know about hackamores or bitless bridles and what ones you have used and liked. I am looking into getting some type of flower hackamore for my horse such as the zilco flower hackamore. Haven't ever used hackamores or bitless bridles, have ridden in just a halter, and I...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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?
  10. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Haay everyone, new to the forum! Im in search of a Natural Ride 'Bareback' Saddle in the US. Have one (old or new version)? I'd love to buy it! Ridden in one? I'd love to hear your experience!
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    This is just a curious question. Are there any disciplines that allow hackamores/bitless bridles other than endurance, jumping & barrel racing? I'm looking to show my horse after I get back into riding lessons, and I don't want to get rid of his hackamore as he works great in it. I think he's...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I plan on getting a bitless bridle in the next few months, now that I've heard and seen all the damage a bit can cause to a horse. :? I know hackamores a bitless bridles can also do damage in the wrong hands, but I still would rather get a bitless bridle. I've seen many different ones and just...
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've been using a mechanical hackamore on my horse for quite a while. Many people believe that the pressure caused by the hackamores can be extremely strong and sometimes painful for the horse. But I have soft hands and I rarely pull on the reins. Whenever I ride in a bit, my horse starts...
  14. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  15. New to Horses
    This is getting confusing between the two! The horses at the ranch I go to ride with bosals which I think are awesome. John, the owner of the ranch who started the PTSD program (Combat Veterans Cowboy Up) doesn't use the bits because the people that used to ride didn't have soft hands. But...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello everyone, newbie here and I love the Forum. I have a bit of a situation and I am really looking for some unbiased advice about bits. Apologies for the length of the post but I am at a real crossroads. Here's a bit of background. I grew up in a town outside of London, England, and...
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello! I have a 24 y/o Tennessee Walking Horse. Since we were both 11, I used a light grazing bit. Last year we briefly switched to a snaffle when my tack was stolen and I was borrowing. He is still very spunky and will RUN back to the barn if allowed, so generally we just walk or do an easy...
  18. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    hey everyone. This is my first time posting anything for sale on this forum so if there is any details I leave out then just send me a message =) I have a 46" cotton girth, used but all the buckles and the fabric itself are still in fine condition. - 5$ set of draw reins, only used once when...
  19. Eventing
    The boy I am riding right now was trained by a young rider who used his mouth to balance. As a result, I have to deal with his head-tossing and general reluctance to be on the bit. He will do it, and he is getting better, but he's just not used to having to accept something in his mouth even if...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Ok, so I got a new rubber covered chain hackamore, and it doesn't look like it fits right. I tossed my fleece lined one for the same reason (horse sized, but it was so cheap that I figured it was sized weird and that's why I got it for so little money...), I'm thinking I need to go up a size...
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