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Herm Sprenger Short Shank Hackamore

Herm Sprenger
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

The Herm Sprenger Short Shank Hackamore is stainless steel and is complete with a padded leather noseband and adjustable leather curb strap.  

Favorite Features

  • The cheek is relatively short, reducing the nose pressure.
  • This 'bit' should sit halfway between where a caveson and drop noseband would lie.
  • Black or Brown

Made in Germany

Sizing It Up

13cm shank

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Herm Sprenger Short Shank Hackamore is rated 4.285714285714286 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did not fit correctly... I bought this for my KMH that has had a prior injury to his tongue. I have been trying to ride in halter & reins which worked and it was suggested that I try a hackamore. I bought this but the horses face is too long for the shanks. I would recommend this for a short faced type horse but not a long faced horse. Good product; nothing to do with seller or the product itself. I had to return it.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from overall good quality The padded nose piece seems to be good quality, however like most hackamores (I was hoping not this one) the chin strap is cheap, and would probably break after a week or so.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my mare! Quality leather! Works like a charm on my mare! Being a beginner it allows me to learn with out being too hard on her mouth!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I've had one before that I loved dearly. It grew legs so I had to order another... If you need a hackmore this is the one you want!
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poor fit I was very disappointed when I bought this hackamore- my Thoroughbred has an average-size head and it didn't fit him at all. The piece that goes over the nose was too small, so that the bridle cheek pieces were uncomfortably close to his eyes. There wasn't enough room in the straps to punch new holes to make it fit him better, either. The chin strap was too long as well- if it had fit otherwise, I would have had to cut a piece off. The quality seemed fine but the leather was definitely in need of a good oiling.
Date published: 2013-04-16
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