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    09-24-2011, 11:22 AM
  #1
Foal
Can I use Driving blinders in a Costume class?

Ok, Basically the title says it all. Will I get marked down if my pony is wearing blinders? (she is use to blinders) I just don't want her freaking out at the show. She doesn't really know what to think about her costume yet and the show is in a week. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!


     
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    09-24-2011, 04:19 PM
  #2
Showing
You will be driving her in this costume class, correct? Not riding? Of course, you would need to double check with the association that is putting on the class, but I can't see why they would mark you down for using them. Blinders are a very standard part of any driving harness.
     
    09-24-2011, 08:32 PM
  #3
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
You will be driving her in this costume class, correct? Not riding? Of course, you would need to double check with the association that is putting on the class, but I can't see why they would mark you down for using them. Blinders are a very standard part of any driving harness.
I get the impression she will be riding like a fun costume class. I can't imagine them caring about you having blinders on.
     
    09-25-2011, 11:15 AM
  #4
Foal
I will be riding my pony.
Thanks for all your help! I think I will put blinders on her.
     
    04-13-2012, 03:42 PM
  #5
Foal
Hehe, if you are going to use them,you might want to know their proper name? They are called Blinkers.;)
     
    04-13-2012, 03:47 PM
  #6
Weanling
Everyone I know in southern Cali calls them blinders, not blinkers
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    04-13-2012, 04:02 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by oceanne    
Hehe, if you are going to use them,you might want to know their proper name? They are called Blinkers.;)
Actually either name is correct, really depends on where your from and how you were trained.

If your animal isn't use to something being on it without blinders, then maybe you should wait till she can be led and is comfortable with something on her that moves, sways or anything else. A horse should be comfortable in anything you put them too, especially before going out in public where she should be calm and mannerly. I personally would not bring an animal into a show if they have to wear blinders on their bridle to behave, your missing something in their training.
     
    04-13-2012, 04:33 PM
  #8
Weanling
Like I said in another post BLINKERS and BLINDERS serve the same purpose but are actually quite different looking. BLINKERS are seen primarily on TB race horses and BLINDERS are seen primarily on Harness Horses. Some people call them the samething. Looks no useage yes

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    04-13-2012, 04:47 PM
  #9
Green Broke
If that is what your pony is used to and you are more comfortable using, I would wear your harness bridle in the costume class. You could even try to incorporate the blinders into your costume somehow.

What is your costume?
     
    04-13-2012, 04:55 PM
  #10
Foal
Never heard them called blinders in harness circles or in my 50 years of driving,sorry.Just blinkers or winkers.
I have seen horses in costume classes wearing them though.Especially ponies.I am not sure where you are but you might want to check regulations in your region.Either way,I sure wish you luck in your class!
     

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