The flower hackamore is adjustable to fit approximately a 48-66cm nose circumference
What is a Hackamore?
A hackamore is a type of animal headgear which does not have a bit. Instead, it has a special type of noseband that works on pressure points on the face, nose, and chin. It is most commonly associated with certain styles of riding horses.
Hackamores are most often seen in western riding and other styles of riding derived from Spanish traditions, and are occasionally seen in some English riding disciplines such as show jumping and the stadium phase of eventing. Various hackamore designs are also popular for endurance riding. While usually used to start young horses, they are often seen on mature horses with dental issues that make bit use painful, and on horses with mouth or tongue injuries that would be aggravated by a bit. Some riders also like to use them in the winter to avoid putting a frozen metal bit into a horse's mouth.
Like a bit, a hackamore can be gentle or harsh, depending on the hands of the rider. It is a myth that a bit is cruel and a hackamore is gentler. The horse's face is very soft and sensitive with many nerve endings. Misuse of a hackamore can not only cause pain and swelling on the nose and jaw, but improper fitting combined with rough use can cause damage to the cartilage on the horse's nose, or even break the fine bones that protect the nasal passages.
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Reviewer: Michelle from
Quick delivery, excellent product at a great price
Reviewer: SA Kenya from
As I expected it to be. The only drawback was that their were no instructions as to the correct way to fit it. I had to go online to find out. No problem really, just it would have been easier to have had the instructions enclosed. My horse goes very well in it.
Gentle n pretty!
Lovely option for my Arab who had been scared by harsh use of a bit at a nasty breakers yard.