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Proposed Changes to USEF and USDA Rules

USEF  — Tail Alterations

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A 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.

Proposed Rule Change to Stop Tail Alteration — UPDATED July 2017

AAEP Position on Tail Alteration in Horses

July 2017 Updates

The letters below were in response to an article published in Equus which discussed tail blocks.

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.

USDA -- Soring

feet 1   The American Association of Equine Practitioners has recently released a statement in support of the USDA's work in proposing regulatory changes to end soring. Click here to read the AAEP's news release.  



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