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    Default Bit legality question:)

    Hey all! Just wondering ... I THINK the bit I'm using is legal, but just wanted to make sure. For dressage, obviously.

    It's a fat, hollow mouth loose ring with a single waterford ball in the center. It does go along with the correct description, double jointed with the center piece having all rounded edges. It just isn't pictured exactly on the list of "acceptable" bits in the rule book.

    Thanks y'all!



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    I *think* it is legal.

    For others who have not seen it and can't quite picture it, this is the bit: http://image.absoluteastronomy.com/i...l_link_bit.jpg

    And according to this website, it is legal: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bit_mouthpiece
    But it's a website I've never heard of before...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattnic View Post
    I *think* it is legal.

    For others who have not seen it and can't quite picture it, this is the bit: http://image.absoluteastronomy.com/i...l_link_bit.jpg

    And according to this website, it is legal: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bit_mouthpiece
    But it's a website I've never heard of before...
    That says it is legal for dressage. That doesn't mean it is legal for Eventing Dressage- there are several bits that are legal for straight Dressage, but not Eventing Dressage.

    I'd either call USEA/USEF for clarification in advance, or make sure I have a definitely legal bit with me, and check with the TD / PoGJ at the show before riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    That says it is legal for dressage. That doesn't mean it is legal for Eventing Dressage- there are several bits that are legal for straight Dressage, but not Eventing Dressage.
    Good point
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