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post #1 of 5 Old 02-25-2010, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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black tack in AQHA shows

I am feeling so paranoid about this right now. Everywhere I look qhs at the circuit shows are being ridden in brown tack, however I switched over to black tack for my horse and will have to use the same tack for the mare that I will be showing english. Is black tack just uncommon, or is it super frowned upon?

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-25-2010, 11:44 AM
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I don't show but I would think that they are judging horse and rider not the tack....

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I know that they are suppose to judge horse and rider, however sometimes tie breaks come down to tack and appearance. Plus we all know the politics of horse shows...

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The AQHA circuit is definitely a fad driven circuit as far as tack and dress but I've seen all colors and brands of tack out there. I think you'll be fine in black tack. Just keep it clean and present yourself well...

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You should be fine in black tack, I looked up some pictures/results from congress and World in 2009 to see if there were any black tack goes and I foudn this: (couldn't find any world pics that were not fuzzy)
2009 AQHA Congress HUS Futurnity Open Finals (1st place)Horse: Skys Blue Eyes2009 AQHA Congress HUS Futurnity LTD Finals (1st-place)Horse:Skys Blue Eyes2009 AQHA Congress Youth HUS 12-14yrs Place: UnknownHorse: Looks like Sky, but Sky wasn't listed in the placings.2009 AQHA Congress Youth 12-14 Hunt Seat Eq Finals(It seems like darker leather to black is popular amoungs lighter horses)
It does seem there are some dark oil/black bridles out there but hard to tell with some of the saddles. Hope this helps There was a winner at congress with in the least a black bridle :P

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