These hackamores are ideal for starting colts. The reins are tied to work with some direct pull on the sides like a sidepull, but allow easier one handed riding if desired. The double rope will have less bite and feel than the single rope. Start with the double rope and graduate to the single rope. Headstall is made from heavy old world harness leather with stainless hardware, a hand-tied 1/4" nylon fiador, a rawhide braided nost with beautiful handbraided soft grass reins.