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        12-14-2010, 02:08 PM
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    Do you use different tack for showing? Like you have a practice bridle and saddle but have a showing saddle and bridle? With any of your tack do you do that? I have like a nylon halter for around the barn but when I go to shows I have a really nice leather halter,blanket, and shipping boots. What tack items do you have 2 for? One for showing and one for practice or around the barn??
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        12-14-2010, 02:30 PM
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    I have a training saddle that I ride in with an old bridle and then I have my english saddle for show, with it's show bridle and I have show tack for western also.
        12-14-2010, 02:51 PM
    I do have a set of schooling tack and a set of show tack; however, it’s really not necessary to have both, as it can be somewhat costly. Just keep in mind, that whatever you use for showing should be:
    - In good condition
    - Look appropriate
    - Fit properly
    - Look tidy
    - And is clean
    Some of my double items include sheets, coolers, halter and lead-shank (leather for at the shows), saddle pads, girth, bridle, saddle, boots, crop, etc.
        12-14-2010, 03:32 PM
    Not currently, but if I end up showing my boy a lot I will probably invest in some show gear.
        12-14-2010, 03:51 PM
    Green Broke
    The only thing different in equipment for my horse at shows are her leather halter complete with "Nancy Drew" nameplate and her show browband (made by MIEventer). I don't feel comfortable using tack that I don't use on a regular basis

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