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How to clean your mitt

November 9, 2018
Firstly find a small screwdriver that will fit between the little gaps in the cup that holds the ball. Put the screwdriver into the gap and push down and then up, making the screwdriver act as a leaver, the ball should then pop out. Wash the balls or wipe them over with a cloth to remove any grease or dirt, making sure the balls are fully dry before being put back into the mitt. Using an old tooth brush, brush the inside of the cups until clean. Then push each ball back into each of the cups.

The hackamore strength

January 4, 2017

We learn that the strength of a curb bit depends on the length relations between the upper and lower shank. This is true for curb bits as the rein is attached at the bottom and the curb chain in the top. For hackamores this is not the case because none of the affected straps are attached in the upper shank.

Instead, we have to look at the three points that will be charged when we stretch a hackamore rein. There is of course the bottom of the shank where the rein attaches, but also the two points where the nose- and curb ... Read more