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    Default Is the Nathe or Herm Sprenger Duo Bit Legal for Dressage?

    Do any of you know if either or these two bits are legal for dressage competition? I looked at the rulebook on the USDF web site and it appears they are but I'd like to get clarification.


    http://www.bitofbritain.com/Nathe_Lo...Bit_p/0121.htm

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-011925
    Libby

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    The bit in the drawing on page DR26 is described as:

    9. Straight bar snaffle. Permitted also with mullen mouth and with eggbutt

    The Herm Sprenger Duo and Nathe are contoured bits; they are not straight bar mullen mouths.

    So I still need to know if the bits posted originally are legal for dressage competition.
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    IMO, these are considered as straight. What they don't want are correction bits with ports or with shapes/ bumps on it.
    But if really you are still worried, you should send those pictures to the USDF.

    (don't Forget to write their answer here!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by alibi_18 View Post
    IMO, these are considered as straight. What they don't want are correction bits with ports or with shapes/ bumps on it.
    But if really you are still worried, you should send those pictures to the USDF.

    (don't Forget to write their answer here!!!!
    That's a great idea I just emailed USDF and will post the answer here.

    Thank you!
    Libby

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    Quote Originally Posted by INoMrEd View Post
    That's a great idea I just emailed USDF and will post the answer here.

    Thank you!
    Actually, it is the USEF not the USDF that regulates the rules.



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    I emailed USEF myself today and Jennifer Keeler in the USEF Dressage section did in fact confirm the H-S Duo Bit is LEGAL for USEF Dressage competition.
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