Okay, here me out!
I… am lazy. Sometimes, especially when it is cold out and snowy and my horse is warm and snow free, I clamber aboard and “hand graze” from his back. Currently I take his reins off my bridle and switch them to his halter.
The easy thing would be to put clips on my reins for easy trading but I hate the look and I have a whole second bridle I do nothing with, so I’m thinking of getting a hackmore. Anyone use one for grazing? Looks like the flower hackmore is small enough to avoid interference. There’s also a side pull but every now and then he gets a bit strong when he spots a green bit of grass and it takes a second to get him stopped in his poorly fitted (for riding) halter. I can safely WTC this horse in a halter/off my seat. No need for major power in the hackmore/side pull, just curious if a properly fitted side pull would allow the extra 2% of power I’d like or, bump to teeny tiny hackmore?
Yes, yes, I know. Shouldn’t let my horse eat while riding. Shouldn’t let him put his head down/have my reins at the buckle/have no control of a large dangerous animal. Blah, blah, blah. Walk on, dear internet trainers. Walk on. cluck-cluck