Horse Welfare (Page 5)

The starting gates at Santa Anita Park. California's horseracing welfare reform. Santa Anita Park reforms.

Santa Anita Park reforms: The Stronach Group has received complete support for the welfare and safety reforms from a large number of horseracing governing bodies, including the Breeders’ Cup, the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and other industry leaders. Statement from Louis Romanet, chairman of the International Federation ofRead More →

Horse muzzle with whiskers intact. France bans the trimming of whiskers.

France bans the trimming of whiskers. 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 theyRead More →