Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
Well, we know the RMH association is a bit persnickety,lol, to say the least. They can be big time sticklers for the rules, and I believe the rules for most classes specify they must be bitted. I believe they even have to have one in halter classes once they pass a certain age. They change every year though, and I haven't looked at this years show rules yet.
As far as riding for pleasure, if your boy goes best in a hackamore then by all means stick with it! However, if you want to show him you will probably have to get him used to some form of acceptable bit(once again, check the rules because there are many limitations on what type of bit can be used). You could probably get away with it in smaller open gaited shows, but not RMH shows.