Bit of the Week – Lance Graves Rope Nose Sidepull

We haven’t had a chance to throw together our “Bit-of-the-Week ” section lately, but this one is definitely worth a mention.
This Lance Graves’ sidepull  is way more than just a hackamore. It’s shanks rotate outwards, giving you the feel and connectivity of a snaffle bit while maintaining the pull of the hackamore.
Right now, I’m using it on my six-year old that needs a little bit of a check before a barrel but still needs the lift and guide around a barrel like a snaffle would provide. I can lift her shoulder with this bit and still reach down and pull her around with it if she needs more help. My team roping, horse-stealing boyfriend also heels off of the same horse using this, and it gives him enough pull to slide to a stop on the heeling side.

5 thoughts on “Bit of the Week – Lance Graves Rope Nose Sidepull

  1. Hey! Love this entry! I may have to try this on Drifter. I have been riding him in the bozo side pull, but this is interesting. Have you ridden your mare in a bozo?Anne

  2. I haven't tried the Bozo on her – particularly because I don't own it. I think it will be a great hackamore for her once she starts to really rate on her own a little more, and I'm looking forward to trying it. This gives me just enough touch to really sit her down at a barrel if she's getting a little ahead of herself. But, I the shanks are so similar, I imagine the transition between the two hackamores will be pretty smooth.

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  5. HI This seemed like a good place to look for help. I am trying to locate a bit called the one hander for my grandaughter who has a paralized arm. The company seems to have gone out of business so if anyone out there has one for sale please mail me at thanks barb

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