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Judges brush up on bits

This year’s group of ApHC judges are attending the Color Breeds Council International Judges Seminar this week in Oklahoma City. In order to retain “active” status as an approved judge, folks must attend the seminar once every three years. One of the sessions at the ApHC portion of the workshop was led by Linda Norton-Neely, shown here as she discusses legal and prohibited bits. Linda also talked about required, optional and prohibited attire in various classes.

The group engaged in a question-and-answer session, with some good ideas coming forward for ways to clarify the rules. Several directors are in attendance and most of the people who serve on the judges committee. Over the next three days, additional workshops will focus on specific classes and how they are judged. The list includes working cow horse, team penning, cutting, western pleasure and showmanship, hunter under saddle, western riding and working hunter over fences.

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