More education needed on headcollar injury risk
Horse & Hound|September 02, 2021
A study found guidance on fitting and use of headcollars could help prevent incidents, including equine fatalities
ELEANOR JONES

MORE education on the risks associated with headcollars, and standardised guidance on fitting and use, would help reduce injuries, a study has found.

The research, published in Equine Veterinary Education, involved an online survey of 5,615 riders and industry professionals, with the aim of exploring headcollar use and safety.

Jane Williams and David Marlin, who carried out the project with Kirsty Pickles, told H&H that although headcollars are so commonly used, there is very little information available on their use and risk factors.

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