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post #1 of 4 Old 03-12-2014, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Bridle and bit?!

So I was planning to do jumpers with the horse I just bought.
But I would also like to do hunters first and I'm guessing I'm going to have to buy a new bridle since mine is a figure 8. They will disqualify me with that type of bridle, correct?
Also I had question about my bit. I heard that any snaffle is okay, which is what I have. I have a eggbutt some days and a D ring the rest. Is that okay?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-12-2014, 12:12 PM
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In Hunters you may only use a conventional noseband. Your bits are fine either one.

In Jumpers you can use the figure 8 noseband and again the bits fine.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-12-2014, 12:24 PM
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horselovinguy is absolutely correct. You will need a standard, cavesson noseband for hunters. Both egg butt and D ring snaffles are accepted. You should not need to buy a whole new bridle though. You can just buy a noseband by itself and swap it out. This would save you some money.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-12-2014, 01:58 PM
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They've got it spot on (and with some lovely pictures, no less ;) )

If you choose to just switch out the nosebands, make sure the leather matches (it's best to stick with the same brand). And get something "fancy" (:
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