The Hackamore Calli from the Freedom Riding Articles brand has a narrow and very softly padded noseband with a wider shaped soft padding behind the ears. The bridle is widely adjustable on the cheek pieces, jaw strap, nose strap, and chin strap. The hackamore Calli has protection on the cheek pieces at the jaw straps' hights and the shanks' attachment. The jaw strap is glued to the cheekpiece's ring on the right side and attached to the cheekpiece's left with clip closure. The included reins are 15 mm wide and equipped with stops. The rein has a buckle closure at the ends and is divisible through a buckle closure. The hackamore Calli falls under system 2 of the Freedom Riding Articles bitless diagram.
- Wide adjustable soft padded noseband
- With shanks of your choice or without shanks
- Good quality leather
- Adjustable cheek pieces, jaw strap, nose, and chin strap
- Soft and anatomical behind the ears
- Including divisible rein with buckle closure
- Black with silver-colored buckles and rings
- Havana with silver-colored buckles and rings
|Size||A: Nose circumference||B: Jaw strap||C: Headpiece||Noseband||Chinstrap||Browband|
|Cob||53 - 61 cm||31 - 37 cm||92-107 cm||30 - 35 cm||20 - 24 cm||40 cm|
|Full||56 - 65 cm||36 - 42 cm||105 - 118 cm||35 - 39 cm||24 - 28 cm||42 cm|
You can find more information about measuring for the size chart in our blog size determining bridles.
The size charter shows the sizes of this bridle. Measure the length to determine which size you need. For the hackamore, the following lengths need to be measured:
A: Nose circumference: 1-2 fingers below the cheekbone
B: Jaw strap: 1-2 fingers under the eye
C: Headjoint: from the noseband, behind the ears to the noseband
In the blog, we explain how you can take measurements.
How Hackamore acts:
A hackamore works as follows; the shanks tilt backward and upwards through the pressure of the reins. This movement creates downward and backward pressure on the nose. The chin strap engages and then puts pressure on the chin. Via the cheekpieces, there is pressure behind the horse's ears. The amount of pressure depends on the shanks' length and the softness of the rider's hand.
Read more about how hackamore acts in the blog Hackamore
Category Bitless diagram FRA:
The hackamore falls under Category 2. You can read more about the Bitless Bar of FRA in the blog about the five systems
The hackamore Calli can be used during work in hand, lunging, and Riding. The hackamore is not allowed during bitless competitions at the KNHS (Dutch Official Competitions).
After use, wipe with a damp cloth. Grease if necessary or once a week. You can read more information about leather maintenance in our leather maintenance