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Welfare Wednesdays

Sign up for Welfare Wednesdays webinars or catch up on previous events.

Sign up for Welfare Wednesdays webinars or catch up on previous events.

We’re very excited to announce that we’re launching “Welfare Wednesdays”: a series of conversational webinars aimed at covering a range of relevant topics that will run throughout the year.  Whether you are a professional rider, a competitive amateur, a happy hacker, a dedicated carer of a non-ridden horse or anyone who just loves horses, we want you all to be part of it.   

Throughout the series we will have speakers from within World Horse Welfare as well as expert support from friends of the charity, sharing their knowledge on key topics.  Towards the end of each session we promise to give you a chance to ask the experts some questions live.

If you can’t make a particular webinar or you miss part of it, don’t worry – they will all be recorded so you can catch up on them here afterwards!

Upcoming Welfare Wednesdays webinars

Bay pony grazing in large paddock

Keeping your pasture healthy throughout the year

Join us on 23rd September as we welcome one of the Royal Agricultural University’s senior lecturers, Dr Simon Daniels, to chat with us about effective pasture management.  Simon will analyse grass growth and suggest times when grazing may be safer for certain types of horses, discuss different types of fertiliser – and why we may or may not want to use them – and provide key details on the types of grass we want in our paddocks.  Simon will be joined by John Burns, one of our Field Officers, who will share advice on some of the more practical aspects of pasture management such as harrowing, rolling and topping pastures. John will highlight some common snags horse owners can encounter when trying to do our best for our horses without always considering the health of our pastures, as well as providing examples on how we can do both well.  Both Simon and John have spent their personal and professional lives working with horses and have years of experience of what has worked well and what not so well when managing horses at grass and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about pasture and land management. Sign up now.

As always, please sign up to attend and feel free to share this link with any friends or other horse owners. These webinars can also be viewed on Facebook, as a Facebook Live session, but by registering with Zoom you get to take part in the various polls, ask questions during the Q&A and overall have a much more interactive experience!

Catch up on previous Welfare Wednesdays webinars

“Keeping on top of your horse’s dental health” – with vet and Equine Dental Technician Alice Hughes and our own Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre Manager Eileen Gillen


Keeping your horse at a healthy weight throughout the year (part 2) – nutrition” – with internationally renowned clinical equine nutritionist Dr Teresa Hollands and our own Assistant Centre Manager at Glenda Spooner Rescue and Rehoming Centre Sara Jerman


“Travelling your horse – managing risks for a better journey” – with world renowned equine transportation expert, scientist and vet Dr Barbara Padalino and our own Research and Education Officer Alana Chapman


“Controlling worms in your horse and their pasture” – with Kristy Hodgson and Claire Shand from Westgate, plus our own Field Officers Sarah Tucker and Chris Shaw


“Keeping your horse at a healthy weight throughout the year” – with internationally renowned clinical equine nutritionist Dr Teresa Hollands and our own Head of UK Support Sam Chubbock


“Protecting your horse from the (ever) growing threat of disease” – with world equine disease prevention and control expert Dr Richard Newton from the Animal Health Trust and our own Deputy Chief Executive and Director of UK Tony Tyler


“Maintaining your horse’s fitness over summer 2020” – with world class eventer Pippa Funnell and our own Adam Cummins, Centre Manager at Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre


Is there a particular topic you think would make a great Welfare Wednesdays webinar subject? Do get in touch and let us know!

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