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Re: [RC] [RC] Rascal and the Hackamore - Bonnie Davis

I'll have to check that Jeffers one out also.  The three I have are on
leather headstalls with stainless shanks, leather nose band.  Two have curb
chains and one leather curb chain.  Two are about 35 years old, the other
I'm not sure how old it is.  I got it from a 60 year old cowboy who used to
break horses -- that was when I was 19 or 20 so that would be about 42 years
ago.  So I guess that mechanical hackmore bit is about 50 years old.  All
three are is excellent shape but after every use I wipe 'em down and store
'em in a burlap sack to keep dust and dirt from 'em.  Good tack is getting
harder and harder to find and replace.....

Bonnie Davis

----- Original Message -----
From: "David & Maggie" <maggieszoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Laurie Durgin" <ladurgin@xxxxxxx>; "ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] [RC] Rascal and the Hackamore




Never actually seen one in a picture . May have to peruse ridecamp
pictures
for a "hack" picture. . . . .


This is what we use on every horse on the place. Jeffers vet has the best
price on them for when yours rusts beyond recognition (it will). Teddy
carries the biothane noseband replacements for when the leather one rots
(it
will).

I like this type of hack because it is gentle, but gets the point across
when you need it. We have one mare that hates to give up control of her
head. If you pull on the reins as you mount, she throws herself to the
ground. She likes the jumping hack fine.

I start all babies in one. It allows them to learn left right and whoa
without dealing with something in their mouth.

Every new horse that comes to us starts in one. If I need more whoa, we
can
always go with something stronger. I've used it on everybody from the old
pleasure horse to the retired standardbred racehorse to my orphan foal.
Only
one horse has needed the traditional western hack, and then only when the
tiny little riding student is on her.

Ol Bubba has always needed the Trammel Cowboy hack, though. He's the
exception to the rule. Of course, even the Trammel doesn't stop him all of
the time. At twenty-one, he is still a runaway when he feels like it.

Just go ride. Your horse will love this hack. And yes, it is adjusted
correctly if the reins just brush the ground when he grazes. Another
reason
I like this hack. The longer one is always getting stepped on!

Ride on,
Maggie Pritchard
Ol Bubba--"Go? Did you say go?"
Lily--"No, you old goat, she said Whoa"
Jaszy--"Oh, I bet that's what that little kid was saying"



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RE: [RC] [RC] Rascal and the Hackamore, Laurie Durgin
Re: [RC] [RC] Rascal and the Hackamore, David & Maggie