Changes in the list of prohibited equipment

March 25 2011 | Sport

The use of the flash noseband or Mexican noseband in combination with bits with a curb chain or bits with upper and/or lower cheeks (leveler mechanism) has been added to the list of prohibited equipment. The decision was taken by the annual FEIF Sport meeting (national sport leaders). The flash noseband or Mexican noseband fits badly with most of these bits and in some cases the combined mechanism makes the equipment very severe. This combination of bridle and bits is prohibited at sport competitions as of April 1, 2011.