The following tack and turnout guidelines are adapted from information provided by
Ridden Showing (English Tack)
Ridden Showing (Spanish Tack)
DOMA VAQUERA: Doma Vaquera saddle. One-handed bridle with leather mosquera. NOTE: for a full and detailed description of the requirements for full Doma Vaquera competition, please refer to the book "Traje Corto - A competitor`s guide to Doma Vaquera" by Lisa Hurlong, available through BAPSH .
LADIES: options are:
FOALS AND YEARLINGS: It is usual for foals and yealings to have mane, tail and forelock shaved off completely for exhibition purposes. The mane should be carefully shaped to enhance the foal`s neck structure to the best advantage.
TWO YEAR OLDS: Colts are allowed to start growing their full mane and tail from the start of their "two year old" year. Any straggly growth should be neatened up for exhibition. Fillies are allowed to grow in their forelocks from the start of their "two year old" year, but maintain a cut and shaped mane. The top of the tail is kept shaved ( sensible guide line is to remove the hair to just below the bottom of the fillies` "private parts"), and the lower tail hair is encouraged to grow in thick and luxuriant.
OTHER EXCESS HAIR: All horses should have any stray hairs or "feathering" on the backs of the legs removed neatly (avoiding scissor marks). Long hairs along the cheeks and jawline should be removed carefully with scissors or a razor. Ears should have long protuding hairs neatly shortened to level with or just inside the ear rim. Stabled horses or those in fly-free areas can have ear hair completely removed if it is felt to be appropriate. Removal of the long tactile feeler hairs around the muzzle is optional.
Partbred Horses in-hand
Partbred Ridden Showing
These guidelines refer to all Pure and Partbred Spanish horses.
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