The Snaffle Bit Futurity is designed to demonstrate the flexibility, temperament, and ability of the Society’s 2yr old horses. The Snaffle Bit Futurity consists of 3 section (Led, Hack & Utility) and incorporates Special Incentive Prizes for horses purchased at the 2018 Fountain of Youth Sale.
Horses in the Led Section are assessed on their temperament, conformation, movement, and soundness. The horse should show the qualities and type which define the breed. The horse’s body should be balanced in accordance with its size and the horse should possess a calm temperament and good nature.
During the Hack Section, the horse should be calm, supple, obedient and move freely. The workout should demonstrate the horse’s basic training in fluent and flowing motion. The horse should be relaxed and give a comfortable ride.
This event is designed to exhibit the versatile qualities of the horse. The horse should complete each obstacle in a confident, relaxed and calm manner, skillfully placing his feet whilst being responsive to the rider’s commands.