An ear net can be used with a horse for various reasons. Nowadays the most common reason is that it is simply fun to use an ear net in the same color as the cover. For this reason, the earrings are also available in the nicest colors, some brands even have complete collections with dressage covers with matching ear tags. Originally, the ear net is not directly intended as a fashion item, but to protect the ears. By using an ear net, the horse is less affected by flies and other insects that buzz around the ears. This gives a lot more rest for some horses. A horse that suffers from buzzing insects around the ears tends to shake their head. As a result, the rider and horse both lose concentration while driving.
Earpieces are mainly used while driving, but there are also flying hoods with a kind of built-in ear net. These protect the ears and eyes of the horse against nasty insects flying around the horse. These caps are also called fly masks and are generally used in the meadow and not while driving.
Another useful feature of earplugs is that they mute sound. Some riders therefore use an ear net with horses that are scary or react strongly to certain sounds. Ambient noise is largely damped by the net, which allows the horse to concentrate better. Oornetjes are therefore ideal for competition, the KNHS allows earnets during dressage and jumping in general. For safety's sake, always check the regulations where and when earnetjes are allowed!
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