Following the FEI's announcement that triming horses' whiskers would be banned from this July, some British governing bodies have followed suit. H&H finds out more
REMOVING horses’ whiskers is set to be banned at national level dressage and eventing.
Following the FEI’s decision to ban the removal of “sensory hairs”, which comes into force this July, British Dressage (BD) included the following in its 2021 rule changes: “Trimming of the horse’s sensory hairs around the mouth, nose, eyes and ears is not permitted, as this may reduce the horses’ sensory ability.”
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