Do hackamores work in getting the horse to carry himself properly (ie. on the bit - without a bit), and higher levels of dressage? I know that many advanced horses may do this easily without a bit but can any horse be taught dressage in a hackamore?
This is a direct quote from the last organisation I approached and asked, "A horse that wants to get placed should happily accept a simple snaffle or double bridle. Riding in a bitless suggests the horse has problems with it's mouth, in which case it shouldn't be shown."do the organisers give their resoning about why they dont alow the bitless.
Of course - you just have to teach it to use it's back end (ie work properly) instead of yanking it's neck in with a bit.can any horse be taught dressage in a hackamore?
That's what I tried to get across and I was told that I was doing it all wrong The BHS are so wonderfully useless and unhelpfulyou have never had a bit in dollys mouth so its not that she has a problem with the bit just personal training methods