We have been following with eager anticipation the developments in the attempts to change regulations around the tightening of nosebands.
As the issue of jaw-clamping nosebands has been highlighted with the recent research findings around the harm that horses wearing tight nosebands undergo. This practice is inhumane and an issue that needs to be addressed with a long term solution for the welfare of horses around the world.
The introduction of a taper gauge to horse owners, riders, competitors, and especially stewards could ensure that the detrimental effects of over-tightened nosebands could be eliminated or at least lessened.
Equidae Welfare's intent is to work alongside the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) to enhance horse welfare.