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Too Much Contact Overbending Icelandic Horse

January 3, 2009

Something is obviously wrong here.  
Why is the Icelandic Horse overbent, behind the vertical?
The Icelandic Horse has a very thick throat latch area and it is not easy for him to have his head in this position.
This position can be compressing his glands, giving him extreme pain, as well as compressing his airway and esophagus, making it harder to breathe and swallow.
Is this punishment for the Icelandic Horse?
Or does someone think this is a good thing to do?

Tags: cheval islandais, icelandic horse, ijslandpaard, islandhast, islandpferd

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