I know some riding disciplines support shaving off the horse’s whiskers but I have never felt comfortable with the idea. It would seem to me that if the horse still has whiskers after millions of years of evolution, they probably serve a purpose.
Interestingly, back in the late 90’s, Switzerland and Germany made it illegal to shave off them off. I guess if our priority is the horse rather than fashion, it is in our interest, and the horse’s, to put the clippers away.
Let me know what you think in the comments.