The Parelli Natural Hackamore is widely used for young horses and relaxed riding (Freestyle or on the trail). Made form the same, lovely subtle line as our halters, it's perfect for teaching horses to be soft and confident when riding, starting or re-starting horses that are afraid of the rider's hand or bit.
"I own some expensive hackamores that are literally works of art, and yet this one is the one I most often reach for!" Pat Parelli
The word bosal is often times misconstrued with the word hackamore. Bosal means nosepiece. Hackamore means complete set of headstall, nose piece, reins, and sometimes even a Fiedor. (Fiedor is a special series of knots that attach the heel knot of the bosal to the horse's neck so that the bosal does not slip off of the horse's nose when being led).
Pat's suggestion is to start off with the Natural Hackamore made of soft rope and then transition from there to the Foundation Bosal, or, if your horse has a strong tendency to push on pressure, we recommend you go straight to the Parelli Snaffle Bridle. Our Foundation Bosal is not only functional but is economical. Depending on the artist or manufacturer of bosals, Pat has several that he uses for competitions and high level hackamore training that range in price from $300 to $3,000 a piece.