SHW763. Handler. Required for all classes: one handler per entry in the ring to facilitate the safety of the rider. The handler must be 16 years of age or older. If the horse is tacked with a bridle without a noseband or cavesson, such as a western bridle, a halter must be on the horse either over or under the bridle for use by the handler if needed. The handler must have a suitable lead line in hand in case of need. Lead line may not be fastened to the bit, cheek piece or curb chain. Handlers shall stand quietly as a group in a designated area of the ring unless their assistance is required and requested by the Judge or ring steward.