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Herm Sprenger (#17096)

Herm Sprenger Short Shank Hackamore

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Overview

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.  

Made in Germany

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

 

Key Specifications
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Cheek Style: Hackamore
  • Ring Size/Shank Length: 13cm
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Available in 13cm shank
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Specifications
Material Stainless steel
Cheek Style Hackamore
Ring Size/Shank Length 13cm
Customizable No
Special Features Adjustable curb strap. The cheek is relatively short, reducing the nose pressure. Comes in black or brown
Reviews
Herm Sprenger Short Shank Hackamore is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pass on this! There are better options Not terrible, but there are much better options. If you want high quality with a longer shank, buy the Stubben (https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/stubben-hackamore-15229). If you want shorter shanks, more flexibility and pretty rings, buy a flower hackamore (one option - https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/zilco-flower-hackamore-21015). I specifically don't recommend this for 2 main reasons: 1) It is overpriced for the quality (Stubben is much better quality and functionality for just a little more; the flower is way cheaper and just as good of quality and more functionality). 2) Notice the very top hole is a weird shape, flat at the top. This means the cheekpieces will not rotate/shift in the metal, so when you pull back the hackamore will pull the cheekpieces forward, towards and possibly into the horse's eyes.
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap quality I thought this would be good quality as it is a pricier hackamore but it is very cheap quality and doesn’t appear to even be real leather. Has a fake look and feel. The brown is also a lighter brown and because of the cheap/fake leather it is nearly impossible to dye darker. So slightly disappointed.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does the job For any english hackamore, this is fine. I did pay more expecting high quality from Herm Sprenger, though. The metal is great, the noseband is nice and squishy, but the leather and buckles are not of high quality. We will see how this holds up this year. Not that I wouldn't recommend it, but it just reminds me of the leather quality of the Micklem that disappointed me for what I paid for it. I would also like for it to come in a darker leather color than chestnut and for more holes in the noseband, but those are little nit picky things that are less important. Overall, it's just a hack, it'll be fine.
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great quality! I bought this about a month ago for a mare that doesn't go well in bits, and so far this product has been perfect! It arrived fairly supple, and further conditioning has only helped it. It fits a Welsh with a small head well, with plenty of room to adjust for a horse with a larger head. Well worth the price.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable noseband The padding on the noseband is very soft. The curb strap however is pretty stiff, so I took off one star. My mare is happy jumping in this.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hackamore I bought this four weeks ago due to bit cut. It fits well when adjusted properly. Fussy horse was fine in it. Was jumping in it in two weeks.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OK Look of the hackamore is nice but am still questioning whether its real leather. Feels an awful lot like plastic or synthetic. Also, it may not fit a lot of horses because there is not much adjustability in the noseband. Was expecting more from a Herm Sprenger product.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from leather is like plastic I honestly don't like the color as it doesn't match the rest of my bridle.. needs to be made in a dark brown... not chestnut..
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helped respond to aids My horse didn't like to listen to my seat and was constantly rushing or running through my hands. How I used this was just by squeezing my fingers and using my seat and he immediately responded with little to no pressure. He definitely was able to go into the contract of my hands after using this. In response to quality, I think it has a nice nose piece but I think the quality of the leather could be better. I'm sure with time it'll be broken in but it definitely does not come supple or pliable.
Date published: 2017-03-25
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
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