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mellazarus 07-17-2013 10:40 PM

Halter vs bridle in halter class?
I've been showing my mare for a few years in halter classes; two years ago I began using an English bridle with the reins laying on her neck and a leather lead line instead of a halter, it accents her neck and shoulders. One judge last year told me it was not correct to use a bridle to show in. What do you all think?

SEAmom 07-17-2013 10:46 PM

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Depends on the bed and the class, I believe. I've shown in halter classes with horses who had on bridles. They were typically Morgans, Friesians, or gaited of some type. I always show in an Arabian show halter because that's the breed rule (as far as I know).
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Chevaux 07-17-2013 11:17 PM

My take on things (I've been out of the show scene for quite some time now so take this with a grain of salt) is that, in the open or multi-breed shows, if the handler is dressed 'western' then the horse wears a halter; if the handler is dressed 'english' then it can be a bridle and you use the reins to lead (no lead line). There may be some rules/guidelines in place with breed specific shows.

jumanji321 07-18-2013 12:48 AM

Bridle = English
Halter = western
You are never supposed to use a lead-line on a bridle while showing.

mellazarus 07-18-2013 09:40 PM

OK, thanks for the feed back. No lead line, just bridle I guess.

Cowgirls Boots 07-18-2013 09:46 PM

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When I showed it was western/halter and English/bridle. As jumanji explained
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