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  • Using a noseband with a snaffle bit
  • What bits are you aloud in cross country

 
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    03-21-2011, 06:04 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Bits & Nosebands

What bit and noseband do you use for Cross Country? Is a twist allowed? How about twisted wire?
Thanks!!

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    03-21-2011, 06:28 PM
  #2
Weanling
Pretty sure ANY bit is allowed. A slow twist snaffle is definitely ok! Ans Really not that harsh of a bit. A double twisted is allowed too but I would never use one on my horse!!
My horse goes in a happy mouth eggbutt snaffle for all 3 phases.
     
    03-21-2011, 06:41 PM
  #3
Yearling
Im yet to see anyone use those bits in any form of riding I know htey are not allowed here for eventing so look uo your local rules to see as if its in pony club or riding club there are bit restrictions.
I do 3disciplines in a rubber french link
     
    03-21-2011, 06:48 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Twisted bits are allowed in the XC phase to my knowledge. But NOT in dressage.

I currently use a KK training french link snaffle for all three phases and a regular flash noseband. However, I have used a figure eight on a strong horse.
     
    03-21-2011, 10:29 PM
  #5
Yearling
KK loose ring snaffle on Willie with a cavesson and flash noseband. He goes in that for all three phases.
     
    03-28-2011, 12:51 AM
  #6
Weanling
With my ex eventer ozzie I used a slotted cheek joint kimberwick and a cavesson noseband.

With marco he is going to be in a Jp korsteel full cheek snaffle with a cavesson. If he's strong then something else LOL haven't taken him out yet so he should be ok in that. He listens to me and pulls up easy :)
     
    03-28-2011, 01:15 AM
  #7
Trained
I use just a plain ol' cavesson. No flash, no figure 8. I also use a basic French Link Egg Butt Snaffle.
     
    03-30-2011, 09:01 AM
  #8
Trained
Well you can stick pretty much anything in their mouth for xc.

My horse goes in a regular cavesson and a d ring happy mouth with french link.
     

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