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What Is A Horse Bosal?
|A bosal is a piece of equipment put on a horse's head for
riding. A bosal, when used with a hanger and mecate, is called a hackamore.
The three main parts of a hackamore are:
Typically, a bosal is used for training. Although a horse trainer will always have his or her own way of doing things, it is common for an unbroke horse to be started in a snaffle bit, then graduated to a bosal. When the horse is advanced in the bosal, it will often then be ridden in both a bosal and a curb bit, then ultimately ridden in a curb bit alone.
Pictured above: A Bosal on a roan horse.
|Bosals are commonly made from rawhide braided over a core also made of
rawhide. You can sometimes find a bosal with a metal core, but most
professionals despise these as being too rigid and wouldn't consider using this
Bosals also have a knot at the back, behind a horse's chin. The knot provides weight so that when a rider touches the reins the shift in weight is noticeable to the horse. Bosals come in a wide variety of diameters, with the largest diameters usually used on the greenest (most inexperienced) horses and the smaller diameters on more advanced horses.
Pictured at left: The same bosal as shown above.
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