Broken mouthpieces, half-breeds, grazing, and spades are standard

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YEAR-END HIGH POINT AWARDS: Shows may divide classes as follows: REGISTERED APPALOOSA HUNTER UNDER SADDLE – All Ages – Stallions, Mares, & Geldings and REGISTERED APPALOOSA SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE – All Ages – Stallions, Mares, & Geldings.

Points earned in a given class will revert to the Registered Appaloosa English Pleasure Horse – All Ages – Stallions, Mares, & Geldings Class for one (1) year-end high point award. WESTERN PERFORMANCE: Equipment: In all Western classes, horses will be shown in a western stock saddle.

Silver equipment will not count over a good working outfit.

Bridle may be either a standard plain or silver headstall with browband, shaped ear, or split ear.

Stirrups shall not be tied to one another or to the saddle in any manner. References to a bit in Western performance classes mean the use of a curb bit that has a solid or broken mouthpiece, has shanks and acts with leverage.

All curb bits must be free of mechanical device and should be considered a standard western bit.

A description of a legal, standard, western bit includes: 8 1/2” maximum length shank to be measured as indicated in the accompanying diagram.

Shanks may be fixed or loose. Concerning mouthpieces, bars must be round, smooth, and unwrapped metal of 5/16” to 3/4” in diameter, measured 1” from the cheek.

It may be inlaid, but must be smooth or latex wrapped.

Nothing may protrude below the mouthpiece (bar), such as extensions or prongs.

The mouthpiece may be two (2) or three (3) pieces.

A three (3) piece with a connecting ring of 1 1/4” or less in diameter, or a connecting flat bar of 3/8” to 3/4” (measured top to bottom with a maximum length of 2”), which lies flat in the horse’s mouth is acceptable. The port must be no higher than 3 1/2” maximum, with rollers and covers acceptable.

Broken mouthpieces, half-breeds, grazing, and spades are standard. When a curb bit is used, a curb strap or curb chain is required, but must meet the approval of the judge, be at least 1/2” in width and lie flat against the jaw of the horse.

Curb straps must be free of barbs, wire and/or twists.

A broken curb strap or chain is not necessarily cause for disqualification. Senior horses (six [6] years old and older) may only be shown in a curb bit, half-breed, or spade bit. Junior horses (five [5] years old and younger) may be shown in a snaffle bit, hackamore, curb bit, half-breed, or spade bit. Except for hackamore/snaffle bit classes or junior horses shown with a hackamore/snaffle bit, only one (1) hand may be used on the reins, and the hand must not be changed.

The hand is to be around the reins; index finger only between split reins is permitted.

Violation of this rule is an automatic disqualification from the class.

The free hand shall not be used to support the rider by being placed on any part of the saddle or horse. Standard, leather or woven split reins are acceptable; index finger only between split reins.

Reins must be attached above the curb strap. When referring to a romal, it means an extension of braided material attached to closed reins.

This extension may be carried in the free hand with a 16-inch spacing between the reining hand and the free hand holding the romal.

When using a romal, the rider’s hand shall be around the reins with the wrist kept straight and relaxed, the thumb on top and the fingers closed around the reins.

When using the romal, no fingers between the reins are allowed.

The free hand may be used to adjust the rider’s length of reins while working.

The romal shall not be used forward of the cinch or to signal or cue the horse in any way.

Any infraction of this rule shall result in disqualification. Ideally the free hand should be resting on or in front of the rider’s thigh indicating a relaxed, balanced attitude of the body and should be kept free of the horse and equipment. A bit cannot be physically or mechanically altered to increase the severity of its use and may be eliminated at the discretion of the judge.

Spring loaded bits are approved as long as they meet all bit specifications.

The judge may prohibit the use of bits or equipment he/she may consider severe. An exhibitor may be required by the judge to remove or alter any piece of equipment which, in his/her opinion, would tend to give a horse or exhibitor an unfair advantage. Optional Equipment: Rope or riata; if used, the rope or riata must be coiled and attached to the saddle. Hobbles attached to the saddle. Tapaderos; except in working cow horse where they are not allowed. Spurs; not to be used forward of the cinch. Breast collar. Rain slicker. Prohibited Equipment: Protective boots, leg wraps or bandages are prohibited.

Exception: In the event of injury, the judge may permit a protective bandage. — WESTERN EQUIPMENT: Whenever these rules refer to hackamore, it means the use of a flexible, braided rawhide or leather, or rope bosal, the core of which may be either rawhide or flexible cable.

Absolutely no rigid material will be permitted under the jaws, regardless of how padded or covered.

Horse hair bosals are prohibited.

This rule does not refer to a so-called mechanical hackamore.

References to snaffle bits in western performance classes mean the conventional O-ring, egg-butt or D-ring with a ring no larger than 4”.

The inside circumference of the ring must be free of rein, curb, or headstall attachments which would provide leverage.

The mouthpiece should be round, oval or egg-shaped, smooth and unwrapped metal.

It may be inlaid, but smooth or latex-wrapped.

The bars must be a minimum of 5/16” in diameter, measured one inch (1”) in from the cheek with a gradual decrease to center of the snaffle.

The mouthpiece may be 2 or 3 pieces.

A three-piece, connecting ring of 1 1/4” or less in diameter, or a connecting flat bar of 3/8” to 3/4” (measured top to bottom, with a maximum length of 2”), which lies flat in the horse’s mouth is acceptable. References to a bit in Western performance classes, mean the use of a curb bit that has a solid or broken mouthpiece, has shanks and acts with leverage.

All curb bits must be free of mechanical device and should be considered a standard Western bit.

A description of a legal, standard Western bit includes: A. 8 1/2” maximum length shank, to be measure as indicated in the diagram.

Shanks may be fixed or loose. B.

Concerning mouthpieces, bars must be round, oval, or egg shaped, smooth and unwrapped metal of 5/16” to 3/4” in diameter, measured 1” from the cheek.

They may be inlaid, but must be smooth or latex wrapped.

Nothing may protrude below the mouthpiece (bar), such as extensions or prongs on solid mouthpieces.

The mouthpiece may be 2 or 3 pieces.

A three-piece, connecting ring of 1 1/4” or less in diameter or a connecting flat bar of 3/8” to 3/4” (measured top to bottom with a maximum length of 2”), which lies flat in the horse’s mouth is acceptable. C.

The port must be no higher than 3 1/2” maximum, with rollers and covers acceptable.

Broken mouthpieces, half-breeds and spades are standard. D.

Slip or gag bits, and donut and flat polo mouthpieces are not acceptable. Whenever these rules refer to romal, it means an extension of braided material attached to closed reins.

This extension may be carried in the free hand with a 16-inch spacing between the reining hand and the free hand holding the romal.

When using romal reins, the rider’s hand shall be around the reins with the wrists kept straight and relaxed, the thumb on top and the fingers closed lightly around the reins.

When using a romal, no fingers between the reins are allowed.

In reining and working cow horse (reined work) use of the free hand while holding the romal to alter the tension or length of the reins from the bridle to the reining hand is considered to be the use of two hands and a score of 0 will be applied, except during the hesitation or settling of the horse. The romal shall not be used forward of the cinch or used to signal or cue the horse in any way.

Any infraction of this rule shall be penalized severely by the judge. The hand is to be around the reins; index finger only between split reins is permitted.

Violation of this rule is an automatic disqualification. In all western classes, horses will be shown in a western saddle.

Silver equipment will not count over a good working outfit.

Horses five-years old and younger may be shown in a snaffle bit, hackamore, curb bit, half-breed or spade bit.

Horses six-years old and older may only be shown in curb bit, half-breed or spade bit.

When a curb bit is used, a curb strap or curb chain is required, but must meet the approval of the judge, be at least one-half inch in width and lie flat against the jaw of the horse. In all Western classes: Optional Equipment: Rope or riata, if used, must be coiled and attached to the saddle Hobbles must be attached to the saddle Tapaderos Spurs; not to be used forward of the cinch Prohibited Equipment: Protective boots, leg wraps and bandages in western pleasure, halter, and hunter under saddle classes. Wire chin straps, regardless of how padded or covered. Any chin strap narrower than one-half inch (1/2”). Martingales, draw reins, nosebands and tie-downs. ATTIRE ENGLISH CLASSES: Riders should wear hunt coats of traditional colors such as navy, dark green, gray, black or brown.

Maroon and red are improper.

Breeches are to be of traditional shades of buff, khaki, canary, light gray or rust (or jodhpurs), with high English boots or paddock (jodhpur) boots of black or brown.

Black, navy blue, or brown hard hat is mandatory.

A tie or choker is required.

Gloves, spurs of the unrowelled type, crops or bats are optional.

Hair must be neat and contained (as in net or braid), judge(s) must penalize contestants who do not conform.

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