We know horseman have been using hackamores on their horses for hundreds of years and this piece of equipment hasn’t changed much since being introduced to western North America in the 18th century. It makes a person wonder if a hackamore might be a useful tool to get better training results. In this article we’ll focus on the type of hackamore shown on the horse in the photo.
The rope halter should be tied with a sheet bend knot. When tying a sheet bend it’s easy to incorrectly make the knot above the halter loop instead of below. If your horse pulls back, you won’t be able to untie this type of knot. With a correctly tied sheet bend, like the one shown in the video, if your horse pulls back while tied you should be able to get the knot untied.
Have you ever wondered how or why a sliding gag bit works? When the reins on a sliding gag are used to redirect a horse, the pressure from that pull is distributed simultaneously in 2 places: on the mouth from the sliding gag bit as the mouthpiece rises (slides on the shanks) and the bit rises (slides on the cords), and on the poll from the pressure of the headstall crown piece as the bit rises.
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Watch the video on how to attach a mecate and slobber straps to a snaffle with Dennis Moreland Tack. Slobber straps add extra weight to the bit ends of a mecate. This added weight causes the bit ends of the rein to drop quicker which releases the pressure on the bit sooner when the pull on the rein is released. This gives your horse a quicker reward for giving to the pull.
double off latigo on the right side of your saddle is just as important as your cinch and near side latigo but since it doesn’t have to be taken on and off often you may run into a problem getting a new one attached.The
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