Head Up! Hunter Koch’s Hackamore Hack
Before the 2021 American Rope Horse Futurity Association World Championships, NFR heeler Hunter Koch borrowed this unstamped hackamore from former ARHFA World Champ Billie Jack Saebens. Here’s why.

Koch’s take: “In transitioning a former working cow horse to the heeling, a horse can over bridle, meaning his chin and head can come back to me when I pull on him. I don’t want my horses or downhill, so I use this hackamore to help keep a horse’s front end elevated. It keeps him from dropping his front end and overly bridled because of his initial training. I need his front end elevated to keep him working on his butt and to keep the saddle horn coming to me, so this hackamore is a great practice bridle for my ex-cow horses.”

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