Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I'm honestly not sure why the running martingales aren't allowed. I know standing martingales are actually banned in Jumpers because of the possibility of forcing the horse's head in a certain spot, or something to that effect. It's something that I really don't like, the fact that hunters don't allow the RM... The SM are definitely a fashion statement, and I must say, a dumb one at that.
I'm going to guess that you'll find the taller heights at higher rated shows - people riding in C level shows probably aren't going to be jumping 4', so there's no real reason to have the classes. Of course, I haven't been to many A/AA rated shows, so I wouldn't know that for sure.
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