Hacks, riding horses etc. plus lead rein ponies

Double bridles are preferable except in novice classes. The bridle should be a finer bridle with velvet, ribbon browband to complement the horses colour and the rider’s jacket and tie.

Sydney Royal Easter Show, Awarding a blue ribbon in the Hack class

A hack class. Note the cut of the saddles to show off the horses’ shoulders to the best advantage and the type of bridles used. The browbands are ornate and the width of the leather chosen to enhance the horses face.

Showing at the Herts county show with double bridle.

Riding Horse with double bridle, narrow noseband and velvet browband.

Lead rein ponies and first ridden ponies

A snaffle bridle is compulsory, lead reins should be clipped to the noseband.

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