Horse training tack – new year, new horse show rules

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.

Horse show permitted and not permitted training and show ring tack.