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Animal Sciences Department

Animal Sciences Department

Area and State 4-H Horse Show Rules

Bit Rules with Examples

Bit Details - 2023 revision with 3 more pages of examples!
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 procedure and should be used with the Rulebook and Bit Supplement for reference.