This is our quality AMERICAN made western Hermann oak leather hackamore loping soft nose bridle you hear about from the trail riders, cutters, reiners and natural horsemanship trainers, all wanting some relief for their horses from the bit!
We are honored that world known clinicians Richard Winters (www.wintersranch.com) and Mark Rashid (www.markrashid.com) use this bridle on their own horses during clinics. This bridle is a must have for anyone wanting to use a bitless bridle for some bit relief. Many horse riders are using this hackamore full time!
This is a round soft nose rope caveson hackamore designed to give relief from the bit and around your horse's nose and, because it is round, it works like a sidepull/hackamore combo. The rein and caveson are all one piece of marine yacht rope with a leather wrap under the chin binding it all together. It does not slip or tighten under the chin!!
The bridle features our working 5/8" harness leather double cheek adjustment headstall, with a hand braided fiador (throat latch), which is adjustable to hold the hackamore in the proper position. Reins are 5/8"- 8' nylon marine yacht rope with leather poppers.
Here's what Dana Lovell, of Running T Horsemanship says about the Loping Soft Nose Hackamore:
"Love the loping hackamore. I think it's a great option for those who want to go bitless, are intimated and/or uneducated in the hackamore (bosal set up) but want the more traditional headstall/cowboy look. It is also a great option for colt starting (love the idea of adding the rawhide braid on the nose), easy to adjust for the individual horse, more control than than a halter and introduces the colt to the feel of wearing a headstall. It's also important to do some quick exercises on the ground to make sure the horse understands, because you are "speaking" a slightly different "language". Also very important to start in a controlled area and not just hop on and go for a trail ride."
ONLY ONE LEFT IN STOCK: SIZE REGULAR. Horse sizes have a crown adjustment of smallest at 34" to largest of 44". The full crown measurement is from the corner of mouth up along the side of the head up over the crown/poll down the other side to the corner of mouth. BROWBAND about 17".
2nd photo shows the colour of the one in stock: Black.