She joined my 4-H club and plans on showing in flat and over fences classes, also showing at the local shows we have around here, she said she thinks that it would be fine to show in because her horse is 'dull' in a snaffle, but I'm not sure. I'm curious if that bit is allowed at any shows in general, her horse is finished for western too so she has a regular solid bit for him in those classes, could that be a reason she uses the ported English bit? Is this a normal bit for a finished English horse and I've never known it? Her mom taught her everthing she knows horse-wise, so does that have anything to do with it? Her horse is half Arab, half Quarter and around 8 years old, is there different rules for those breed shows?
I'm planning on asking my 4-H horse leader about it, but kinda wanted some extra knowledge/opinions before I went-I don't wanna look like an idiot asking about something that's totally normal.