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    • 1 Post By countercanter

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        04-15-2013, 05:34 PM

    I've done a bit of research, looking around, & trying to find this info on my own but couldn't find anything D: Either that or I might have missed it...

    Alright I know running martingales are NOT legal in the hunter show ring, only standing martingales are. However I absolutely cringe at jumping this horse in a standing (and any horse for that matter... I've never liked them) & feel a running martingale would be better suited for her anyhow. I was wondering though if the breastplates with the running/standing attachments ARE legal?

    Like this:
    Kincade Raised Standing Breastplate -

    All shows will be lower levels. I don't mean lower levels as in jump height etc but like schooling/novice type deals - no big leagues. I would assume it would be okay as long as it's not "obnoxious" looking, such as that one, but I've been out of the hunter thing for YEARS so what do I really know? Haha. I would also like to take this mare to some mini-events (she was a hunter turned Dressage horse so I'm taking her back to her roots, she's much happier doing that) where she would obviously be ridden in the running.

    This is not being used to modify/adjust her headset. She just tends to get strong when jumped (and it's been years since she's jumped so I imagine she'll be excited about it when things start to rise inches off the dirt lol).
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        04-15-2013, 08:20 PM
    Yes they are legal as long as you are using the standing martingale piece in a hunter class, however they are unpopular. And a standing martingale, when adjusted properly, should not interfere with the horse's head/neck movements when jumping.
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