Are Baucher Bits legal?

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    07-10-2010, 01:09 PM
Question Are Baucher Bits legal?

I've had a 14.1 hand Quarab Gelding for about two months now. We've tryed basically every type of bit we could and the baucher is the only one that he works well in. I do eventing so I was soo relieved when I found out that it was dressage legal. The thing is that my barn is located in a mostly H/J community, so Hunter shows are what we usually only have available to us unless we travel very far. Now I'd like to still show him in these shows but I'm not willing to put him in bits that make him uncomfortable. So does anybody knows if the baucher is legal in Hunter Jumper?
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    07-12-2010, 02:18 PM
Are you planning on doing hunters or jumpers ?
    07-12-2010, 02:53 PM
Yes, I do believe it's legal in H/J. I looked it up online to confirm and found this:

If you download the USEA rulebook it'll tell you all the bit rules. It's not that hard, honest (I hate reading long regs too!) -- it's got the pages listed in the table of contents and you can scroll down right too it, I think it's even got pictures.

USEF DOES allow the Boucher to be used in dressage-- so it should be fine for H/J as the dressage phase usually has the strictest bit requirements. It is very similar to a hanging cheek snaffle, which is allowed for all phases. I don't think copper rollers are allowed, or wire wrapped ones, but copper inlays are allowed as long as the mouthpieces are solid (single or double jointed are both legal).

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