I've got a question for about bits that are allowed at shows for the flat and over fences classes. I personally use a snaffle but my new neighbor (I love having another horsey kid around! She moved in during January) uses a bit I've never seen before, it has a port, but theres a joint on either side of it and is just like this: FES Copper Correction D-ring with Hooks in Correction / Ported Snaffles at Schneider Saddlery
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.