Originally Posted by IrishRider
He's quite a lovely horse.
Speaking of drool, why is it acceptable in dressage? Is it acceptable in H/J?
If the horse is working the bit properly and correctly flexed for dressage the saliva glands in the horse will be active and moisten the bit. A horse should not have excessive drool but a whitening of the lips is good and some may fall off.
In h/j because the head/neck is not usually flexed in the same manner it will not appear. Also hunter requirement has a longer more open frame to be "right" for them so drooling would be considered a "bad" thing.
Just a matter of what is wanted in each discipline.