The Swiss Equestrian Federation bans the use of draw reins at horse shows in 2016

Starting January 1, 2016, the Swiss Equestrian Federation will make the draw reins prohibited on all show grounds, in warm-up arena, even if the rider is just doing flat work.

Currently Draw reins are permitted in the warm-up ring (not over fences) and in the award ceremony.

The decision is based on Social media posts showing horses restrained using draw lines, have raised concerns among horse people and enthusiasts alike over the ethical use of horses in elite sport.

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