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    10-08-2010, 01:12 AM
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Foal
Question waterford bit...

Can you use a waterford d-ring in lower level dressage? I am leasing a horse who is a jumper, and I very well intend to keep jumping her, but I ride with a dressage trainer, and go to dressage shows, and I am hoping to get her into it too.
Hope I did this right! I am new
     
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    10-08-2010, 04:27 AM
  #2
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I don't believe that you can use a waterford. If I remember correctly, in lower level dressage all bits have to be smooth snaffles. Its been a while though, and I'm sure some rules have changed, so please correct me if I'm wrong. I personally love using the french link loose ring, and a lot of the dressage people around me I've talked to also use the same type of bit. Best bet would be to go to the USDF website, and look up the rules there.
     
    10-08-2010, 10:56 AM
  #3
Trained
No.
Check the rules for your NF, which I believe is USDF. They have an illustrated list of legal bits.
     
    10-08-2010, 04:45 PM
  #4
Foal
From usdf website... "Only certain types of bits may be used in the horse’s mouth. From Training through Second Level, a simple snaffle bridle is required. A snaffle has only one rein attached to the bit. At Third and Fourth Level, the rider may choose to ride in a double bridle that has two reins and offers the rider the ability to use two bits to obtain more finesse in his ride." Ok so I looked and on the USDF website it takes me to USEF and http://www.usef.org//documents/ruleBook/2009/08-DR.pdf on page dr22 it has them illustrated. So I wouldn't be able to use a dring with copper rollers either. Guess I'll just keep using my full cheek snaffle....
     

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