Full bridles (Weymouths) have separate curb & snaffle (bridoon) bits and require two reins

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O-ring/Loose ring Egg-butt Offset D-ring D-ring Full Cheek Pelhams and Kimberwicks use a snaffle and/or curb action.

A pelham has a shank and requires reins to be attached to both the snaffle ring and curb ring.

Kimberwicks have ‘cut-outs’ where a rein can be attached to either location – one resulting in more snaffle action and one with more curb action action.

Full bridles (Weymouths) have separate curb & snaffle (bridoon) bits and require two reins. Kimberwick 2 location options to attach one rein Either rein attachment location is acceptable. Pelham w/two reins Correct use of pelham Pelham w/converter Bit requires 2 reins, so can not be used with converter 2.

Bits must be at least 5/16″ or larger in diameter.

The mouthpiece may consist of one, two, or three pieces and must be smooth.

Waterford bits are permitted.

Any port may not be taller than 1 1/2 1/2“. (Mouthpiece examples on next page page.) ) 3.

Slow or fast twist, corkscrew, twisted wire, double twisted wire, and triangle (knife edge) bits are not allowed.

True gag action and elevator bits are not allowed.

What does it mean? … gag and elevator bits With gag bits, straps connect the reins directly to the headstall, sliding through the bit rings.

When pressure is applied, it pulls the mouthpiece up higher in the mouth.

Elevator bits have an exaggerated height headstall attachment, or mouthpieces that slide up & down on the cheek rings, and create a mouthpiece-lifting gag action when pressure is applied. Gag bit — 2013 No rollers/moveable parts in center link Hunter No flexible rubber bits Page 4 of 4 Saddle/Gaited Division Saddle Seat 1.

Horses must be shown in full bridles (curb and snaffle) or pelham with two reins.

Snaffle bridles will only be allowed in Saddle Seat Pleasure, Trotting; Showmanship; and Conformation classes. 2.

Bits must be at least 5/16″ or larger in diameter.

The mouthpiece may consist of one, two, or three pieces and must be smooth.

Waterford bits are permitted.

Any port may not be taller than 1 1/2“. (Mouthpiece examples on next page.) 3.

Design of the bridoon mouthpiece must conform to that of acceptable snaffles in previous rule.

However, smaller dimensions of the mouthpiece are permissible. 4.

Bits with shanks over 8 1/2″ in length are not permitted.

What does it mean? … Bit types Pelhams and full bridles (Weymouth) use a snaffle and/or curb action, depending on which rein is pulled.

A pelham has a shank and requires reins to be attached to both the snaffle ring and curb ring.

G Pelham, Broken mouthpiece Must be used with 2 reins Pelham w/two reins Correct use of pelham Pelham w/converter Bit requires 2 reins, so can not be used with converter Walking Horse Bits OK if shanks measure ≤ 8½ ” Full bridles (Weymouths) have separate curb & snaffle (bridoon) bits and require two reins.

Bridoons: ← 3-piece mouthpiece ← Twisted mouth; not smooth ← single jointed mouth Gaited 1.

Bridles/bits should coincide with the style of riding chosen.

See the appropriate section (Western, Hunter, or Saddle Seat) for bit requirements. 2.

Paso Finos may show in hackamores as approved by PFHA for Pleasure classes. What does it mean? … Bits for Gaited Gaited horses may be shown in Western, Hunter, or Saddle type tack, depending on the breed of the horse and/or the preferences of the exhibitor.

Follow the bit rules for the style of riding used.

Paso Finos often show in types of hackamores not described in this section.

See the PFHA rules for Paso bridles. 2013 Saddle/Gaited Page 1 of 3 Saddle/Gaited Division, continued What does it mean? … Mouthpieces Regardless of the type of bit (snaffle, (snaffle pelham, pelham weymouth, weymouth etc.), etc ) mouthpieces must meet the same requirements.

Mouthpieces may be solid (one piece) or broken (two or three pieces).

After meeting the minimum diameter (5/16 inch, except bridoons), much of the determination of whether a mouthpiece is acceptable or not comes down to if it is smooth.

What is “smooth”? Smooth simply means that there are no bumps or ridges that will press into the bars of the horse’s horse s mouth or the pressure points on the tongue when pressure is applied applied.

Things that make it not smooth may include (but are not limited to) any kind of twist, a wire wrap, carvings into the metal that create ridges, chain, etc.

Mouthpiece examples: Waterford W t f d bit i is specifically ifi ll li listed t d as acceptable.

T bl → Three smooth, round balls linked together — Page 2 of 3 Saddle/Gaited Bit Measurement Pelham with ith 3-piece 3 i mouthpiece th i 1½ inches Maximum port height (rule 2) -measured from the top of the port to bottom of the bar -regardless of type of bit 5/16 inch diameter Minimum mouthpiece width (rule 2) -measured 1” in from cheek -regardless of type of bit Weymouth w/ bridoon Walking Horse Bit with 2-piece p mouthpiece p Bridoon mouthpiece (rule 2) -may have smaller diameter than 5/16 inch -Weymouth (curb) must We mo th (c rb) portion m st still be 5/16 inch minimum 8½ inches Maximum shank length (rule 4) -measured from the inside top of the headstall ring to the ‘pull point’ of the rein ring 2013 Saddle/Gaited Page 3 of 3

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