I’ll be speaking at Ontario’s Grey Bruce Horse Day this weekend – The Science of Bits, Spurs and Training Tack: How we choose, use and sometimes abuse them.
In light of this, and of the annual unveiling of horse show rule amendments, I was glad to see that Equestrian Canada has added a 2021 horse show rule addressing nosebands, restricting (pun intended) “nosebands used in such a way that they interfere with the horse’s breathing, or be tight enough to cause pain or discomfort…”
I appreciate AQHA’s uniquely thorough, user- friendly description of permitted and non-permitted horse show and training tack – continuously updated as horse people come up with new “ideas”. This nifty image illustrates what’s out. Another “what’s in” illustration can be found on this link to the AQHA site.