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Too much "extreme-power"

11. mars 2011 kl. 16:47

Too much "extreme-power"

Guðmundur Björgvinsson participated in the Eiðfaxi discussions about the changes of regulations for horse tack and bits in sports competitions when the FEIF general meeting…

 
decided to prohibit the lowermost rein on the English noseband or the diagonal rein with sliding cheek bit.
 
”My opinion is that this is a wrong decision that perhaps was taken by inexperienced riders. Many of the people who are discussing these things and giving their votes with or against are horse people with limited experience and have no professional knowledge. 
 
Everyone wants to see the wellbeing of the horse but there are too much extreme powers there, in my opinion. There are many other things that should be prohibited rather then the angled noseband. The half bits and the “Pelham“ bits are way more in the gray area than the angled noseband is. 
 
The bottom line here that should not be forgotten is, that it is the hand which is the deciding factor when it comes to the wellbeing of the horse.  The bridle equipment is of course just a tool which we can use in a “right” manner or the “wrong” manner. I am worried that the next thing that happens is that the Icelandic sliding cheek bits will be prohibited” Guðmundur finally said.