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AQHA Rule SHW355.1

Review the approved modification to Rule SHW355.1 effective January 1, 2020, and photos of the approved safety lead.

halter horse line up at the world show (Credit: Journal)

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On November 1, the American Quarter Horse Association announced a modification to Rule SHW355.1 effective January 1, 2020.

Beginning January 1, 2020, a soft/flexible nonabrasive protective leather/leather-like covered chain may be used, in addition to the currently approved lip cord, in designated halter classes.

View the revised rule.

The Association and AQHA Executive Committee will continue to evaluate and monitor the appropriate use of the safety lead to ensure its use and that the rule change remain a positive change for the horses and exhibitors.

To view the 2020 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations, visit

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