Proposed rule change has been submitted by Julie Lynn Andrew to the United States Equestrian Federation which, if approved, would end tail alterations and use of irritants on all horses shown in USEF competitions. Please see below to read proposal.
To become familiar with the surgical procedure, click here to read a description of methods used. of the Click button to below to read the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) position on tail alterations.
All photographs below were taken at the 2016 Lexington Jr. League Horse show -- one of the largest shows for American Saddlebreds in the United States.
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