Horse Whiskers | On or Off?
The whiskers of a horse are vitally important as they fulfill the role of eyes as horses are unable to see what is at their muzzles, the whiskers are attached to nerves and help the horse to detect what is around them, electric fencing being an obvious example
In some circles it is considered acceptable for the whiskers to be “tidied up” either by trimming or removing, some people regard this action as completely unnecessary, cruel and should be made illegal as it is in some countries
Others believe that it is harmless to the horse and greatly improves their appearance particularly for showing and competing
What do you think? A cruel act or necessary grooming?