CON­SIS­TENCY IS KEY

Horse & Hound - - Letters -

Sir — I have been an in­struc­tor for 40 years and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s to be con­sis­tent.

It’s with this in mind that I ap­peal to the gov­ern­ing bod­ies to be con­sis­tent in their rules on wel­fare is­sues across all dis­ci­plines.

There­fore, if a tight nose­band is bad for a dres­sage horse, it can’t be ac­cept­able for a showjumper or show horse. The same goes for rol­lkur, weighted boots and crank nose­bands. We need to take the lead from sci­en­tific ev­i­dence and de­cide what is ac­cept­able for all horses’ well­be­ing, whether they are in­ter­na­tional com­peti­tors or plea­sure horses. He­len Sida-Page

BHS stage four se­nior coach Den­ton, Nor­folk

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