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smophie 06-21-2010 07:56 AM

Dressage Legal Bits

I currently ride my 5 year old in a Dutch Gag 3 Ring and he is very forward, but i do not know if it is dressage legal.

If anyone can help it would be greatful.



dressagexlee 06-21-2010 01:07 PM

I'm not sure what country you're in, but these PDFs have lists of the legal snaffle bits and curb bits (for double bridles) for Canada and the US.
USEF Dressage Rules
Equine Canada Dressage Rules

StormyBlues 06-21-2010 02:05 PM

Gags are usually not legal in dressage. The whole point of dressage is to get your horse moving forward naturally and being able to caputure that energy without using alot. And to train your horse to respond to minimal aids.

~*~anebel~*~ 06-21-2010 03:19 PM

If it isn't a smooth snaffle, it's not legal. Check the diagrams for the sanctioning body of the competitions you want to enter and if you're still unsure, check with the ring steward.

smophie 06-21-2010 04:17 PM


Found him a snaffle bit, and will train him in that this week and see how he goes

thanks for the help :)

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