A rider and trainer who whipped his horse and kicked it so hard that daylight could be seen between his legs and the saddle has been given a 12-month ban for abuse.
The FEI Tribunal ruled against UAE endurance rider Mohamed Ali Al Marzouqi over his actions riding Romeo in a one-star class in Abu Dhabi last December.
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The rider said he used his reins to try to ’encourage’ his horse
Five stables have been fined and their trainers have also been suspended
The ‘promising young rider’ used an extra pair of reins to hit his horse
‘The video shows the rider clearly hit the horse with the water bottle, twice and in an aggressive manner’