If Horses Could Speak June 03 2013

Anti-Rollkur Campaigner Dr Gerd Heuschmann Under Fire


Anti-rollkur campaigner Dr Gerd Heuschmann is under fire after photos of him schooling a Friesian horse and pulling the horse’s head behind the vertical appeared on the internet.

The German vet has fought against the use of extreme training methods such as rollkur — forcing the horse into a very short, deep neck frame. Read more...http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/anti-rollkur-campaigner-dr-gerd-heuschmann-under-fire/

What is Rollkur? A practice in equestrianism defined as "flexion of the horse's neck achieved through aggressive force" and is banned by the world governing body, the International Federation for Equestrian Sport (FEI). Read more...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollkur