31 Permitted Bits Permitted Bits (continued) 60.
Under 21 classes Bridles to be used as defined in the FEI rules.
Bits may vary for U21 classes – please contact BD for details. 61.
Double bridle Bits should follow the configuration of those illustrated below: Bridoons: 1.
Loose ring bridoon bit. 2. 3. 4a,b 5a,b,c 6. 7a,b Curbs: 8. 9. 10.
Variation of bits 11,12,13 Curb bit with S-curved cheeks Half moon curb bits Egg-butt bridoon bit.
Bridoon bit with hanging cheeks.
Bridoon rotary bit with rotating mouthpeice Bridoon bit with jointed mouthpiece where the middle piece should be rounded (side, front and rear view shown).
Bridoon bit with rotating mouthpeice Bridoon rotary bit with rotating mouthpeice 11&12.
Curb bit with straight cheeks and port 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.
Curb bit with port and sliding mouthpeice (Weymouth) Curb chain (metal or leather or combination) Lip strap Leather cover for curb chain Rubber cover for curb chain NB.
Curb chain hooks must not be fixed.
Bits must be used in their manufactured condition without any addition to/on any part.
The lever arm of the curb is limited to 10 cm in length (length below the mouthpiece).
The ring of the bridoon bit must not exceed 8 cm in diameter.
If the curb has a sliding mouthpiece, the lever arm of the curb bit below the mouthpiece should not measure more than 10cm when the mouthpiece is at the uppermost position.
The diameter of the mouthpiece of the bridoon and/or curb must be such as not to hurt the horse.
Rigid bits coated in plastic are permissible in a double bridle however flexible rubber bits are not permissible.
The curb chain may be made of leather, metal or a combination and must be fitted in the conventional way.
All competitors are advised to check their FEI Rule Book before taking part in a competition run under FEI rules. 32 Permitted Bits 1 5a 2 5b
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