I use the for dressage shows if it is buggy or if I know there will be wind. I also go based on the horse I’m riding
I only use them when they're needed to cancel out noise and stuff but they're pretty cool
I like them as both because they work well for horses with sensitive ears and who won't take ear puffs and they are pretty cute
I personally don’t like them because horses ears are beautiful and I don’t see a reason to cover them up
I have always used it as an accessory, until I discovered those with padded ears that actually reduce noise! My sensitive horse is so much more focused on what we are doing when he is wearing it.