Lariet or riata Examples of tack NOT allowed: Mechanical Hackamore Double wire snaffle Draw reins Slip or gag bits Rolled leather chin straps Side Pull Tie Down Martingale Splint boots, bell boots, bandages, etc. SADDLESEAT PERFORMANCE TACK CHECK Saddle – Saddleseat type (may not be dressage, hunt type, all purpose or western) Bridle – Full double (curb and bridoon), Pelham or breed appropriate bit Optional: Breast Collar Saddlepad NOT ALLOWED: Martingales — Thimbles OR breeching Wrap straps OR Overgirth Bridle must include blinders and cavesson or noseband Bit can be either snaffle or driving curb bit [twisted wire or gag bits NOT PERMITTED] Reins must either be buckled or stitched Driving or buggy whip REQUIRED.
Longeing type whip NOT PERMITTED OPTIONAL Overcheck OR Sidecheck Running martingale (only with Snaffle) Kicking strap Support Boots Quarter boots, splint or brushing boots Safety check: Shafts should extend no further forward than the point of the shoulder Breast collar should be below the base of the neck but above the point of the shoulder Must have either Thimbles or Breeching tight enough to prevent the cart from running in to the back of the horse WASHINGTON STATE 4-H FAIR WESTERN GAMES TACK CHECK Tack and Clothing — Bridle – must include Throat Latch and Roping reins or single piece closed reins..
Tying split reins is not allowed and Mecate reins are not allowed Bit – Mechanical hackamores, snaffles, double wire snaffles, slip, or gag bits are allowed along with standard western bits with shanks no longer than 8 ½ “ ASTM/SEI approved equestrian helmet, properly fitted and harness engaged Standard western clothing including a long sleeved western shirt Western boots that have adequate heel and able to slide freely out of stirrup OPTIONAL Noseband Breast collar Tie Down (must be used with breast collar) Martingale (running martingale must have rein stops on reins) Splint boots, bell boots, bandages, etc. Whips under 36”, bats, quirts, crops and over-and-unders Spurs, if worn, must be Western NOT allowed: Mecate Reins Any inhumane or dangerous equipment SAFETY CHECK OF WESTERN GAMES TACK ANY ITEM MARKED (BELOW) DURING SAFETY CHECK IS CONSIDERED UNSAFE, AND MUST BE SATISFATORILY REPAIRED OR REPLACED BEFORE ENTERING THE CLASS 4H Western Games requires humane treatment of the horse entered in county and state completion.
Horsemanship, sportsmanship, and safety will be stressed in all western gaming classes.
The purpose do the Western Games tack check is to demonstrate an exhibitor’s ability to handle and control their horse in a safe manner.
Any inhumane or dangerous equipment will not be allowed. A.
Western saddle with horn: 1.
Inspect D ring and long latigo for worn leather 2.
Inspect D ring and off-side billet for worn leather
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