EQUESTRIAN SPORT — John Wilkinson reporting for the Horse Network writes:
“Unlike other equestrian endeavors, this discipline does not require a sizable investment of money and time, and the safety risks are minimal. In fact, it does not even require an actual horse.
“Turns out, all you need is a stick…and a dream. Welcome to the world of competitive hobbyhorsing.
“Not only is this not a joke, as the Wall-Street Journal recently discovered, it’s a serious sport with more than 10,000 active competitors in Finland alone.”
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We call for a complete ban of crank nosebands and double reins!
Noseband and double reins are too restrictive for horses and should be banned by equestrian sports. The stricter the control used by the rider, the bigger the possible pain and stress.
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