Hackamore Bits and combination Hackamore bits at Horse Tack Company.
Hackamore Bits are used in place of a snaffle and curb bits. While mostly used to start young horses. Hackamores are used for horses with dental problems or injuries to the mouth. Used mostly by Western riders you will also see them used by show jumpers, and trail riders also find them useful. During very cold months they can be used in place of bits so cold metal does not need to be placed in the horses mouth.
Combination bits offer control to as many as 5 pressure points thus allowing less force at any of these areas which allows for a more relaxed horse. Do not be fooled into thinking that Hackamore are always more gentle than bits. Long shanks on Hackamores generate a lot of power on the face nose and poll.