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        08-06-2011, 04:51 PM
    Question about what is appropriate in the showring for English hat classes?

    I recently purchased a beautiful black english bridle for my husband's horse. He rides with a black wintec so it matches up great. He said maybe, just maybe, one day he will show his horse in a novice class (everyone who knows him are holding their breath). My question is, this bridle has a flash noseband which I removed the flash strap part but the little tab is still there. Also the reins have those leather martingale stoppers or keepers attached, maybe I should remove those as well, I would have to cut them off. For an equitation or pleasure class, is this ok? I could phone a friend of mine who is a judge, but when I get her on the phone, I can kiss an hour good bye with all the chit chat! Thank you in advance for your help.
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        08-06-2011, 05:48 PM
    OH you guys are going to make me phone her, aren't ya?
        08-06-2011, 09:50 PM
    Generally that would be fine. But check the rule book for whatever association the show is held under just in case there's something funky.

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