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This is our quality AMERICAN made western Hermann oak leather hackamore Loping soft nose bridle you hear about from the cutters, reiners, 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) uses 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. With many horse riders 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!!
You can also choose to add the Rawhide or soft chap leather to the nose for a firmer feel and control. The rein is a split rein 8' long with leather poppers. or long LOOP one-piece rein.
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 hack in the proper position. Reins are 5/8"- 8' Nylon marine yacht rope with leather poppers.
Give the nose circumference measurement in the "Notes and Special Request" box at checkout....the standard regular size nose circumference is about 24" For additional size information see the “More Information" Tab
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."
SIZE RANGES- these are all approx.
SMALL/COB/ARAB sizes have a crown adjustment of smallest at 31" to largest of 40". 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 16"
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"
LARGE Horse/Mule sizes have a crown adjustment of smallest at 38" to largest of 49". 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 18"
DRAFT sizes please include measurements in the “Notes and Special Request” box at checkout.