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post #1 of 5 Old 12-14-2010, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 5 Old 12-14-2010, 01:30 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.

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-14-2010, 01:51 PM
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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.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-14-2010, 02:32 PM
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Not currently, but if I end up showing my boy a lot I will probably invest in some show gear.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-14-2010, 02:51 PM
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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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