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    01-02-2010, 12:13 AM
  #1
Trained
Question happy mouth bits

Are they legal for dressage ?? I think they are, but I have never wanted to compete with one so im not sure !!

Thanks in advance !
     
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    01-02-2010, 12:33 AM
  #2
Trained
Huh, good question. I've always thought that the bits have to be of one metal?
     
    01-02-2010, 12:34 AM
  #3
Weanling
What are Happy mouth bits actually?
Sorry if that is off topic!

But curiousity took the hand!
     
    01-02-2010, 12:35 AM
  #4
Trained
Thats what I thought, then I tried to look it up online & some people said happy mouth was okay & some didnt & lots werent sure =/
     
    01-02-2010, 12:48 AM
  #5
Trained
I found my answer !!

"Bits (including curb and/or bridoon bits of a double bridle) must
be made of metal or rigid plastic and may be covered with rubber"


     
    01-02-2010, 07:54 AM
  #6
Green Broke
So the happy mouths are made of rigid plastic right? Or do they not count because they have metal underneath?
     
    01-02-2010, 12:34 PM
  #7
Trained
Glad you found your answer! That's good to know for future reference as well :)
     
    01-02-2010, 02:45 PM
  #8
Trained
Please talk to the steward BEFORE riding your horse in one of these. Any time you are riding in a non traditional bit, even if it is listed as legal it is always advisable to get permission from the steward BEFORE. That way if there is any discrepancy, it will be sorted out before your test, and not after or during.
     
    01-02-2010, 05:20 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I. Did at a show and had no problems.
     
    01-02-2010, 08:59 PM
  #10
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
Please talk to the steward BEFORE riding your horse in one of these. Any time you are riding in a non traditional bit, even if it is listed as legal it is always advisable to get permission from the steward BEFORE. That way if there is any discrepancy, it will be sorted out before your test, and not after or during.
yeah I will definitely call ahead & bring another bit just in case !
     

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