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Postby Trudi » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:06 am

As in Hackamore/Cavesson!
Well I got fed up waiting for OH to make me the bridle I wanted! Ideally I wanted a sidepull crossed with something that acted on the jaw but as he has a job and web site to do for me I have given up and bought a Cavemore to try. This is only for Chaps as Moo would overbend (longitudinally) forever in it as he doesn't do much schooling these days and has a propensity for tucking behind the connection with the rein/hand anyway.
I have ridden a couple of times in it and it seems to work quite well. I use two sets of reins and start on the cavesson reins to warm up and then take up a loopy contact with the hackamore rein in the more collected work. Chaps too is out of practice as we have had a very quiet winter but he is responding quite well so far. Will get pics and or video when I can

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Re: Cavemore

Postby Chevalblanc » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:06 pm

Interesting.....looking forward to vids :-D
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Re: Cavemore

Postby littlewhitehorse » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:31 pm

Interesting combination. The shanks look smart for being a bit decorative, they appear very close to the face in the photo but I'm sure they must be able to move freely. Look forward to hearing more and videos.
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Re: Cavemore

Postby Trudi » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:32 am

Yes they do in the photo Sheila, it is quite adjustable so I don't know why they have it like that. The good thing is that while the shanks look like a long shanked curb bit the action of them is less than my regular hackamore as the shank angles back towards the hand- so far it is giving the right amount of jaw relaxation I am after but we'll have to see how it goes.
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Re: Cavemore

Postby spottygiraffe » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:29 pm

It's very attractive and looks much nicer than a pure hackamore. Hope you get the results you're after with it. I agree that it will be interesting to see the vids :hurray:
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Re: Cavemore

Postby JennieF » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:46 pm

:thumbup: :thumbup: Trudi - when I was using the 'S' hackamore on Bandit I used 2 pairs of reins on it so I had a 'direct' rein as well as the 'curb' rein - it seemed to work v well

I like the cavemore on this website - and they have a nice 'baroque' sidepull noseband too ...

http://www.rebgrimer.dk/shop/bidloes-si ... e-4s1.html
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Re: Cavemore

Postby Trudi » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:31 am

Oh some nice things on there Jennie :thumbup: hope they don't deliver to the UK or I may be spending more money :roll:

Had a super session with Chapiro in the cavemore yesterday- now to find the box with the camera in it!!
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Re: Cavemore

Postby HighJinx » Sun May 10, 2015 1:35 pm

This looks great, how are you getting on with it?
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Re: Cavemore

Postby Trudi » Sun May 10, 2015 7:59 pm

He seems to 'get' it which is a good start- been out hacking but not a lot else this week so will report back when I've done some more work in it.
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