Arabians are forbidden from gingering and have been for years. However, I haven't gone to a single show that I don't see somebody with a toothbrush up somebody's rectum or in the female parts. Now they're using Capsaicin for the same purpose. I just recently read that a trainer had been suspended and fined because he was caught using pepper spray on a horse's backside. No matter how many loopholes we think we've closed, someone always finds another way to do the same heinous thing.
Western Pleasure folks tie heads up to tire out the necks, so the heads hang nice and low. They put 2 inch PVC pipe in their mouths so they won't play with their bits in the ring.
The Saddleseat horses, especially in English Pleasure and Park, have ridiculous shoe packages on their feet just like the TWH's but ask anyone involved with Arabians and they'll swear we don't sore our horses..........eeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmm yeah, and I have a bridge to sell in Lake Havasu.......
It pretty disgusting what we'll do for a stinkin' ribbon or rose garland.