It was ruled earlier this year that the Dutch National Federation was putting a ban on bandages in competitions. Bandages will “no longer be permitted on the competition site” from 1 March in vaulting, and 1 April for dressage, jumping and driving. They are already outlawed in eventing. The Dutch equestrian federation (KNHS) said the move is based on science (Elder, 2024).

There are two areas of concern regarding the use of bandages on horses legs:

  • Support
  • Temperature

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