British Eventing officials recently released this statement:
“Event horses are very fit and sharp enough to run for their lives. Minor disobedience and keenness should not be punished too severely….Distractions such as close proximity to the show jumping and cross country should also be taken into account. If a horse is presented showing good training and way of going and does cope with the environment then it should be rewarded with very high marks.”
I was recently at an event where the dressage arenas (and the warm up areas) are right next to the start box on the cross country course. So many of the most fit horses looked on the brink of explosion during their tests.
Cold lasers are not just effective for injuries. They can also be used for relaxation. Lasers are often used at the race track to calm young thoroughbreds before a race. There are three spots on the head where the cold laser should be applied:
_Between the nostrils
_Just below the ears
_Between the eyes