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First Working Hunter Class, which bridle/bit??

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:07 pm
by fattywawa
I'm just about to take my new horse to his first working hunter show.

Which bridle/bit combination should I go for?

I've seen so many from double, pelham to snaffle in the ring, which is correct??

Re: First Working Hunter Class, which bridle/bit??

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:19 pm
by hessy
What sort of bit do you normally ride in? I think for working hunter the choice of bit is a little more flexible but not completely sure.

Re: First Working Hunter Class, which bridle/bit??

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:55 am
by fattywawa
He's normally in a thick loose ring Sprenger with lozenge................................

Re: First Working Hunter Class, which bridle/bit??

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:33 pm
by hessy
I would personally stick with that because he is used to it and judges love to see a well mannered horse with simple tack. The plainer and more workmanlike the appearance the better.

From the rules of the NIWHA, any bit is allowed except a hackamore. The bit and noseband is taken into consideration in the marking though.