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Important Rule Clarification On Allowed Bareback Riding Gloves
At the NHSRA’s annual Mid-Winter Meeting in January 2011, the Board of Directors officially adopted a clarification to the rule regarding allowed bareback riding gloves. Below is the clarification on what is considered to be a “legal glove:” This clarification is included in the new 2012-14 NHSRA Rulebook.
Re: rule clarification for the bareback glove
ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE GLOVE, THERE ARE TO BE NO HORIZONTAL CUTS FROM THE SECOND KNUCKLE BACK. ON THE INSIDE (PALM SIDE), ONLY VERTICAL CUTS OR SLITS ARE ALLOWED ON FINGERS ONLY.
The photos below display an example of a “legal glove.”
Please note that this new rule adjustment replaces the current provision that is listed in the official rulebook. It has also been designated as a “Ground Rule” and will be enforced at the National High School Finals Rodeo this July in Rock Springs, Wyoming.