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Area and State 4-H Horse Show Rules

Bit Rules with Examples

Bit Details, 2019 - revised version coming soon!
(Other than exceptions to bit & rein use for Western Dressage [which are not covered in this summary], there have been no changes in bit rules since 2015. So any version of this document dated 2015-2019 still applies in 2019.)

This pdf file contains explanations of the bit rules with examples of acceptable and unacceptable bits. If there is any question about a bit being allowed at an Area show, please refer to this document. If there is still a question, take a few pictures and email them to your county 4-H Agent to forward for an official answer.

How to Check and Measure Bits
Step by step explanation of how to check bits to determine if they are acceptable for Area & State 4-H Horse Shows. It is only procedures and should be used with the Rulebook and Bit Supplement for reference.