I show my mare in "sport horse in hand" classes. In these a bridle is required and a whip is almost always seen. If you are showing in a hunter or dressage show, then this is expected. If you are showing in an open or breed show, like QH or Arab, this would be out of place. I have shown in Arab halter, and would never dream of showing with a bridle. I have never shown in an QH halter class, but I would think it would be just as out of place there.
If you are showing a stallion then you can use a show halter with bit attached. This is to give you more control. I wish I could find a picture of this, but right now I can't. I have seen this in Arab halter, but never in QH.
Last edited by back in the crosby again; 06-16-2011 at 10:40 PM.