A video posted to dressage rider Cesar Parra’s Instagram account on Feb. 1 showing a rider, allegedly Parra, training at home has caught the attention of the U.S. Equestrian Federation and Fédération Equestre Internationale. In the video, the rider is shown whipping horses and severely disciplining them from the saddle and from the ground.
“We are aware of the appalling and abhorrent training video posted yesterday,” stated a USEF representative via email. “We have notified the FEI and are working with them to initiate the investigation into this serious matter. USEF stands strongly against training methods which are abusive to horses. For more information on reporting equine abuse, and the role of USEF in preventing equine abuse, go to USEF.org.”
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