Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I agree, it is absurd. I was showing my Arabian mare, Diamond when I was told I couldn't because I rode her in the sidepull.
The bitting and harnessing rules aren't in that book, Ms. Finch, which is why you didn't see it.
My trainer is on the Board of Directors. I will ask her about it for you guys, though I'm almost sure that they were banned either last year or year before that.
Hackamores are legal, I don't think bitless bridles are. Trust me, I'm NOT a fan of the rule, and I hope I am wrong.
EDIT:: Got her response.
"Certain hackamores are (legal) but within regulations. Not Hunters or Eq though (as in, they are only allowed in the jumper ring)." Asking about sidepulls specifically now.
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