RCHK PD – Definition of Noseband 16-020b

RCS/RCP # 16-020b
Article – PD
Summary – Definition of Noseband
Proponent – Pleasure Driving Committee
Date Posted – 30Jun15
Change Date – 2016
Status –  Approved by Rules Comm – contingent on approval of RCP PD-207.3 – DEFINITION OF NOSEBAND 16-020

Housekeeping change: All instances of “noseband” in the Pleasure Driving Rules to be changed to “full noseband”. Strike all instances of “cavesson”.

See RCP #16-020

1 Response(s)

  1. Michael Ridge says :

    August 12, 2015

    I already commented on the value of keeping cavesson in the main RCP for this definition, but I’ll repeat here if these get considered separately.

    I’m not sure that ‘cavesson’ is redundan in this rule. Around Morgan breed shows, I learned that a noseband fitted through slots in the cheek pieces of the bridle and a cavesson had its own strap over the poll; cavessons were much more adjustable than a noseband. A cavesson could also be added to a non-conforming bridle to make it acceptable for showing. We know drivers from different backgrounds use different terms for parts of the harness and parts of a vehicle. I think it is useful to include alternative names for parts with the same function.

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