Stallion Spotlight

Sir Donnerhall_02Beelitz

Real Estate Spotlight

27
  • Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Need help on hackamores and bosals

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Need help on hackamores and bosals

    I have recently been trail riding my Tb in a western saddle and we are planning a trip to the Mts with some friends.
    I really don't need to ride her with a bit on the trails and it would be easier for her to eat on the mountain trip without one in her mouth.
    She is very well trained and super responsive, I could probably just ride her in her halter lol!
    So I need some recommendations for the gentlest thing to put on her nose.
    Thanks!!

  • #2
    You could try the little S mecanical hackamore or the rope nose bosal used to gallop cutting colts.

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      I will check that out Bluey!

      Comment


      • #4
        My personal favorite is the Flower Hackamore. I think they're more comfortable than a little S hackamore and provide an easier line of communication. My mare is very responsive and soft mouthed, and she really did not enjoy the little S hackamore. I don't think she liked the pressure sensations it provided and the Flower hackamore made a great alternative.
        My horse has resting Mare Stare.

        https://thehorsenosebest.blogspot.com/

        Comment


        • #5
          Little S hackamore, horses can graze with them, shanks generally don't hang below their mouths:

          https://reinsman.com/shop/bits-all/little-s-hackamore/

          Here is a loping hackamore/bosal, made out of lariat rope, would be best single grass rope nose, but other will do:

          https://www.etsy.com/listing/6032579...CABEgIF_PD_BwE

          Whatever you use, do teach your horse for a few days so you both are communicating well before going out there to just ride along and then need direction or control and horse maybe not being sure what you want.

          Comment


          • #6
            The gentlest thing I think would be a side pull (examples: https://www.ridingwarehouse.com/Thin...page-THEB.html and https://www.twohorsetack.com/p-131-s...-biothane.aspx). Whether that's most effective is a question for you and your horse!
            http://trainingcupid.blogspot.com/

            Comment


            • #7
              Check out the bitless options at www.equinnovations.ca

              I trail ride in a bosal on my mare, but only short rides. I don't think they are as comfortable for the horse as a softer nose bitless option like a sidepull or little S hack.
              Freeing worms from cans everywhere!

              Comment


              • #8
                I'd go with a sidepull with a leather nose. Bosal's are more harsh and have less lateral control.

                Comment


                • #9
                  If you ride with a mechanical hackamore you don't have much direct rein, so your horse should know some neck rein. I sometimes use an old fashioned hackamore with long shanks but just a leather chin strap set quite loose and horses seem to appreciate it.

                  A side pull has direct rein but very little leverage to whoa. Excellent for horses not prone to bolt or dive for grass! You can do an emergency one rein stop in that.

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    Thanks everybody, I learned a lot, and have some good options to look at.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Pencil bosal. I would also agree with a side pull but you don't get a lot of whoa with one.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X