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Horse Welfare

FEI Code of Conduct for the Welfare of the Horse  |  Australian Horse Industry Council - Horse Welfare & Well Being Tool Kit

Horse welfare is about considering the positive wellness or well-being of horses associated with your organisation and event. Often people think of horse welfare as concerning only what is commonly described as a horse welfare case - a horse which has very poor body condition or been treated very badly. There is in fact, much more to welfare than extreme cases of neglect.

Welfare includes:

  • Event conditions and infrastructure
  • Horse tack and competition equipment
  • Fitness programs to suit the level of competition
  • Horse organisation policies, procedures and education programs