Equestrian body looking into allegations against German rider

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The ruling equestrian body FEI said on Wednesday it will look into alleged animal abuse involving a German top show jumper. Broadcasters RTL on Tuesday aired secret videos from an informer in which allegedly illegal training methods were showed, including hitting the front legs of the horse with a bar while it clears an obstacle. The FEI said it “condemns any kind of animal abuse, and the training methods shown in the RTL video are completely unacceptable for the horse’s well-being and violate the FEI regulations.” The FEI said it was investigating and is in touch with the German federation FN…

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