Horse-friendly handling

Boy with Nicaraguan horse

We recognise the vital role that the owner or handler of a working horse has over that animal's welfare.

We use a community driven, participatory approach to encouraging horse-friendly handling.

Our staff engage horse owning communities in discussion on how working horses affect their lives. We are not setting out to preach to people here, rather to find a realistic and practical way of improving the welfare of these animals.

We work with them to draw up a plan on how we can bring about the agreed measures and provide the required resources.