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.