I have been showing HUS for the past few years, and this year is the first full show season with my young horse, so I am thinking of getting him this bridle, and was wondering 1. If anyone has used one and 2. If it is legal in HUS. As far as I have read, the HUS standards have a dropped noseband requirement, with no flash or figure 8 for flat classes. Since I havent started to jump my boy yet, I will not be doing over fences, so I am strictly asking in regards to flat classes.
This bridle is said (by the manufacturers) to have a built in drop noseband, but it looks kind of funny as the noseband on the bottom goes in front of the bit more like a flash.
Any input would be great, I have emailed the Show coordinator, but I am not sure if this is something that she would decide or if I would have to get it approved with the judge before the show, deeming it to be legal.
Here is the Micklem Competition bridle: Dover Saddlery | Micklem Competition Bridle Trial.