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post #1 of 4 Old 10-15-2013, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Bitless bridle in Hunt Seat Equitation

In lower levels, can I use a bitless bridle? I know every competition has its own rules, but more often than not, is it allowed?
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I'm fairly certain that they aren't allowed at the B and A shows that I have attended. Not sure if that helps! xD
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-22-2013, 12:06 AM
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As of last show season, bitless bridles of any fashion are not allowed in any Hunter type ring. In jumpers, pretty much anything humane goes.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-30-2013, 10:45 AM
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Most low level/local shows follow a recognized show's rules, be it breed or USEA. Either way, no bitless bridles. Jumpers will be the only area you can use a hack or other "nonstandard" equipment.

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