search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
athletic ability, we managed to make up for this miscom- munication 95 percent of the time.” Despite those challenges, Chris remains convinced


the hackamore was the right setup for Chocolate. “The biggest benefit I got from the hackamore was coopera- tion with my horse. She had lots of opinions about things and didn’t want to be totally under your thumb. In the hackamore, she felt free enough to go her own way and yet it still managed to provide me with enough control in some critical moments. I believe had I tried to go the tradi- tional route and ride her in a bit, our performances would not have been nearly as strong and she never would have really come on my side as a teammate. With Chocolate, the hackamore was the easiest way for me to cut a deal and gain her cooperation and trust. Her history had clearly shown she went best in this equipment and I felt it would be silly to try and reinvent the wheel,” he concludes. “I settled on riding her in a pretty basic ‘pony’ hack-


YOUR WARMBLOOD’S JOINTS DESERVE THE BEST


We always offer a price match guarantee and free expedited shipping on all Cosequin orders


amore, with a short shank and a curb chain that we wrapped up to soften the effect. The hardest part was finding one that matched the color of her bridle,” he says when asked about Chocolate’s particular equipment. Riding in the hackamore has been a good experience


for Chris. “So far I haven’t had another horse that has gone as well as she did in a hackamore, but I always have it in the back of my mind when thinking about what equip- ment might suit a particular horse.” Chris’s parting advice for anyone considering a hack-


amore is that it can be very severe if used incorrectly. “In particular, the placement of the nose piece is quite important,” he says. “It really bothers me when I see hack- amores sitting really low on the bridge of the horse’s nose—it just cannot be comfortable!”


Closer Look © shannon brinkman www.cheshirehorse.com *Source: Survey conducted in February 2014 of equine veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements. 20 March/April 2019


There are many versions of hackamores available on the market. Pictured here is one made by Stub- ben. “Most hackamores are sewn together while lying flat, but ours are sewn on a hoop allowing the caves- son to lay flat across the bridge of the nose offering the best comfort for that sensitive area,” reports Stub- ben’s Russ Tippett. The other thing to watch for is the action of the cheek pieces. “When the rider puts rein pressure on the hackamore, often the side cheek pieces of the bridle will rub the horse’s eye, or come close to it. Stubben’s version takes care of that with the slot on each steel side plate allowing the bridle cheek piece to remain in correct position in order to not interfere with the eye,” he adds.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76