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The French Equestrian Federation (FFE) has banned the removal of the horse’s whiskers on welfare grounds. It joins Germany and Switzerland in bringing into effect a rule that would disqualify any horse from competition if the whiskers have been removed. On their website they state that vibrissae, the correct termRead More →

A noseband that allows two adult fingers to fit between the nasal bones and the strap

From April 1st 2019, in The Netherlands, nosebands will have to be loose enough to allow a 1.5 cm gap between the strap and the nose bones in all disciplines regulated by the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS). The KNHS follows a handful of other countries in limiting noseband tightnessRead More →