Those of you who ride bitless, I'd like some feedback on a hackamore that has some "whoa" yet isn't brutal. The goal is to have her attention, immediately, but not to induce misery. I've been looking at S-Hacks from one of the distance gear sites. One is an aluminum S-Hack with a curb chain, and then a slobber strap which stabilizes the thing. The nose peice is neoprene with an overlay of Biothane. A little pricey at $75, but horse stuff in general = $$$.
I have a few questions about riding with a hackamore in general. I ride two handed, using a Dr. Cook's bitless. She steers well with it, but does not respect the bridle as an aid to slow down her pace. I'm looking for a tool to get her to rate better.
Will I still be able to do a one rein stop in an emergency like I can with the Dr. Cook's?
On a turn, with a hack, do you single rein the turn? This horse doesn't neck rein, she has been taught a direct rein. Will I confuse the issue?
Someone help out the Granny!
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