RCP2014#52 – Use of gullet straps

2014 RCP #
49
Summary
Use of gullet straps
Date Received
01Jun13
Proponent
Pleasure Driving Committee
Change Date
Next Rulebook
Status
Closed for comments – 01Sep13
Activity
Initial Posting: 01Jun13
PDC – Recommended: 31July13

Current Wording – ´┐╝Article 18.2 Style of Harness

Bridles should fit snugly to prevent catching on the vehicle or other pieces of harness. A throatlatch and a noseband or cavesson are mandatory.

Suggested Wording – Article 18.2 Style of Harness

Bridles should fit snugly to prevent catching on the vehicle or other pieces of harness. A throatlatch and a noseband or cavesson are mandatory. The use of gullet straps is encouraged.

Reason for change

To allow and encourage use of unobtrusive safety equipment.

6 Response(s)

  1. shadowbrook says :

    August 4, 2013

    Very good idea to remind people especially important for multiples.

  2. Price says :

    August 13, 2013

    Always use one. I agree.

  3. Zantke says :

    August 21, 2013

    I agree.
    hardy

  4. keithy says :

    August 21, 2013

    I support this change.

  5. CaroleSweet says :

    August 28, 2013

    I attach my bridles to a braid in my horse’s mane. There is a little ring on the back of the crown piece…I put in an appropriate braid at the top of the mane….I use a piece of yarn that matches the mane. That is my idea of unobtrusive safety feature for my VSE’s and ponies…even my full sized horse. Gullet straps aren’t the end-all of safety features…there are other means of keeping a bridle on, such as what I use. I prefer not to change the dynamics of how the caveson works by changing how it interacts with the mechanics of the horse’s head, mouth, musculature, etc.

  6. rules says :

    August 30, 2013

    On behalf of Audrey Bostwick:

    Yes

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