Little S Hackamores
A Little S Hackamore is a mechanical hackamore for horses.
The Little S has curved, "S" shaped shanks that provide less leverage than many other styles of mechanical hackamores. It is often a popular choice for riders who don't want to use a bit, but who have found other mechanical hacks to be too strong for their horse.
Below are Little S hackamores for sale on Amazon and eBay. Please scroll down for more information about Little S hackamores.
Below: A Little S hackamore. They commonly come with rope or flat leather nosebands.
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About Little S Hackamores
The Little S Hackamore is a type of mechanical hackamore. Because of the angled-to-the-back (instead of straight down) "S" shape to its shanks it does not have as much leverage as many other common styles of mechanical hackamores and is therefore considered to be milder than other common styles. The Reinsman company, one of (but not the only) maker of the Little S Hackamore describes it as follows:
......While it does not have a lot of whoa, it works well on horses that have a lot of natural rate. Has a good deal of lift and a lot of flex......It is a good bit for slow work and training.
Many riders find the Little S Hackamore their choice for barrel racing, trail riding, pleasure, ranch use, and more. It is generally considered a good choice for well broke horses when other hackamores or bits have proven to be "too much bit" for them.
The Little S Hackamore comes with either a rope or flat leather noseband. If you prefer the rope noseband but find it is a little rough for your horse's nose, you can wrap the noseband with Vetrap, fleece from a polo wrap, or another material of your choice to soften it.
Below: Two horses at a ranch rodeo wearing Little S Hackamores.
The image below shows a mechanical hackamore that is not a Little S. Notice that the shanks come straight down, providing for more leverage than the Little S style that has shanks that point backwards, towards the rider. The Little S hackamore does not provide the amount of leverage this hackamore does.
Below: A mechanical hackamore.
Save The Hackamore For Later
If you find a Little S Hackamore you like on Amazon but you're not ready to purchase it right away, you can always add it to your shopping cart so it will be easy to find later. Here's a little bit about how that works:
- In most cases, Amazon will keep track of what's in your shopping cart for 90 days.
- Later on, if you decide you don't want the item(s) after all, it's easy to click "delete" and remove them from your cart.
- In the meantime, if you want to check out with other items, click "Save for later" to move the hackamore to a separate, but still easy-to-find list beneath your shopping cart.
Important: Putting an item in your Amazon shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve the item! It just makes it easier to find if it's still in stock when you come back.
Below: Screenshot image showing the "delete" and "Save for later" links when an item is in the Amazon shopping cart.
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