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gypsygirl 01-01-2010 11:13 PM

happy mouth bits
 
are they legal for dressage ?? i think they are, but i have never wanted to compete with one so im not sure !!

thanks in advance !

MIEventer 01-01-2010 11:33 PM

Huh, good question. I've always thought that the bits have to be of one metal?

Kashmere 01-01-2010 11:34 PM

What are Happy mouth bits actually?
Sorry if that is off topic!

But curiousity took the hand!

gypsygirl 01-01-2010 11:35 PM

thats what i thought, then i tried to look it up online & some people said happy mouth was okay & some didnt & lots werent sure =/

gypsygirl 01-01-2010 11:48 PM

i found my answer !!

"Bits (including curb and/or bridoon bits of a double bridle) must
be made of metal or rigid plastic and may be covered with rubber"



QHDragon 01-02-2010 06:54 AM

So the happy mouths are made of rigid plastic right? Or do they not count because they have metal underneath?

MIEventer 01-02-2010 11:34 AM

Glad you found your answer! That's good to know for future reference as well :)

~*~anebel~*~ 01-02-2010 01:45 PM

Please talk to the steward BEFORE riding your horse in one of these. Any time you are riding in a non traditional bit, even if it is listed as legal it is always advisable to get permission from the steward BEFORE. That way if there is any discrepancy, it will be sorted out before your test, and not after or during.

StormyBlues 01-02-2010 04:20 PM

I. Did at a show and had no problems.

gypsygirl 01-02-2010 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~ (Post 508458)
Please talk to the steward BEFORE riding your horse in one of these. Any time you are riding in a non traditional bit, even if it is listed as legal it is always advisable to get permission from the steward BEFORE. That way if there is any discrepancy, it will be sorted out before your test, and not after or during.

yeah i will definitely call ahead & bring another bit just in case !


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