An improved version of one of the most popular mechanical hackamores ever made, this flat leather nose bit is excellent for horses that have natural rate and need only to be "keyed" to stay in tune with the rider.This bit is also a good choice for a novice rider.
A hackamore may look relatively simple in its construction of a noseband connected to a headstall and reins; however, to control a horse without a mouthpiece takes patience and training.Proper placement is important when fitting a hackamore. Adjusted too low, it will hinder the horse's breathing. It should sit on the gristly part of your horse's nose, approximately 4" from the top of the nasal cavity.Size of the hackamore is also important. The wider/thicker the nosepiece, the more pressure is dispersed, thereby making it gentler than a thinner nosepiece.This bit is a combination, sweet iron twisted snaffle mouth with leather wrapped noseband and has 8" cheeks.
This Nice 'n Gentle Hackamore Bit is very similar to a rope nose hackamore but less severe. This bit will help lift a horse that is dropping his head and is very effective in teaching a horse to flex.