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Hackamore Fit

Fit is what makes or breaks the function of the hackamore; if you don’t get it right, you lose what makes the hackamore unique: its pre-signal.

I’ve posted a few things about hackamore fit recently. Helped tweak the fit on this guy today and thought this was a good visual BEFORE and AFTER.

IMG_3080Fit is what makes or breaks the function of the hackamore; if you don’t get it right, you lose what makes the hackamore unique: its pre-signal.
The swing of the heel knot off the chin as a pre-signal is what gives hackamore horses their soft feel and that certain ‘look’ in the way they carry themselves.
In addition, placing the bosal at an angle instead of perpendicular like a cavesson is what gives it a pivot point in order to act as a lever; this doesn’t mean you’re using leverage to inflict more force, this means you’re using the leverage to allow you to apply the same pressure with a more subtle hand movement.
If you aren’t utilizing the pre-signal and leverage/subtlizing effect of the hackamore by fitting it correctly, it’s basically just a glorified sidepull…

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