Hackamore or Bit...
I am in the process of purchasing a yearling colt and am looking ahead a couple of years to when I will be able to start him. I'm just curious what everyone uses when they start a horse? I have a rubber mouthed snaffle d-ring that I will be using for ground driving and stuff like that, but when it comes to actually starting him under saddle should I use a regular snaffle, or a hackamore?
My goals are to do either reining or barrels with this little guy. Reining I would use a bit, so I'm thinking a regular snaffle for under saddle work. Barrel horses a lot of them wear hackamores, so that would be nifty for him to know how to use.
I have never used a hackamore so I'm not positive even how they would work for training/starting a horse. I'm at a loss of information, especially hands on information and knowledge, so any input would help.
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