Dressage Legal

Hi there
My horse was in a dressage control plate and went amazingly. But now I've found out it's no longer legal. :( He doesn't go well in a French link (open mouth) or an elliptical (head in the air) . I've also tried a barrel roller and he was going slightly behind the vertical.
What would you recommend for him?

Also, I'm looking at changing cheeks. He is in a loose ring but although he didn't like the French link - it was a D ring - and he was flexing a lot better sideways. I am considering a fulmer? In the loose ring he would sometimes ignore turning aids and the bit would just pull though his mouth a bit - where the D ring didn't allow that.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Posted in Dressage, asked by Lisa Siebrits, one year 1. 495 hits.


Hi Lisa,

The Dressage Control Plate was removed from the list of legal bits for a time, but we have just received confirmation from the FEI that it is again legal. You will again be able to use a bit that your horse is comfortable in!

As for the cheek pieces, a Fulmer is very good for backing up the turning aids, and the bit definitely will not pull through the mouth!

I suggest looking at the Fulmer Loose Ring, this one has the advantage of still giving a fast release from pressure.


Claire @ Bombers
one year 1
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