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Over 20% of Australian horses race with their tongues tied to their lower jaw Tongue-ties are used to tie horses’ tongues to their lower jaw. Photo by Horses and People Magazine. The use of widespread use of tongue-ties in horse racing in Australia has recently come under fire. Proponents of the tongue-tie – a strap that immobilises a horse’s tongue – argue that it prevents breathing issues during races, increasing performance and improves the rider’s control of the horse.