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    01-09-2014, 06:38 PM
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Showing
Rolkur now banned in Switzerland

Switzerland has enacted laws regarding the banning of hyper flexion during training and at shows. It's about time.
     
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    01-09-2014, 08:42 PM
  #2
Started
That's awesome news!!! :)
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    01-09-2014, 08:53 PM
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Green Broke
Better late than never - let's hope that other countries will now follow the same example of proper equine stewardship.
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    01-09-2014, 09:34 PM
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Foal
What's band? What is it exactly?
     
    01-09-2014, 10:03 PM
  #5
Showing
You've probably seen hyper flexion of the horses head where the face is behind the vertical. Some take it to the extreme whereby the lower jaw is almost pressing into the neck. We've been seeing this in North America in reining classes, creeping in like an insidious virus.
     
    01-09-2014, 10:32 PM
  #6
Started
I have info!
This vid goes into how the bit can cause pain, but it also shows how hyperflexing can cause damage and pain (around the 3 min mark)

Hyperflexion (Rollkur) Is when the horse is behind the vertical

Ex a horse BEHIND the Vertical


And a horse above the vertical


A horse behind the vertical can't see where he is going.



It also blocks their airwas, making it hard for them to breath.



It compresses their salivary glands, causing the excessive salvation and potential permanent damage to the gland.

It also causes painful calcification of the poll, making the horse stiff and unwilling

     
    01-10-2014, 05:40 AM
  #7
Weanling
Well its about danged time. It should have NEVER gotten started.
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    01-10-2014, 05:40 AM
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Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
You've probably seen hyper flexion of the horses head where the face is behind the vertical. Some take it to the extreme whereby the lower jaw is almost pressing into the neck. We've been seeing this in North America in reining classes, creeping in like an insidious virus.
insidious virus indeed.
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    01-10-2014, 10:08 AM
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Super Moderator
They've made the practice of poleing or rapping jumping horses illegal as well but its not going to stop any of these things happening 'behind closed doors'
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    01-10-2014, 10:14 AM
  #10
Green Broke
^That's true, but... at least it's a start.
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