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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.

Our Welfare Wednesdays events are a series of conversational webinars 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

Wednesday 3rd March – ‘Preparing for an emergency – equine first aid’

Join us on Wednesday 3rd March at 7pm to learn from leading equine vet, Chris Tufnell, and registered veterinary nurse, Chris Shaw, about what to do in an equine emergency.

When faced with an injury, would you know how to help your horse whilst keeping yourself safe? In presentations that cover common emergencies such as wounds, bleeding, and fractures, you will learn what to do – and what not to do – to give your horse the best chance of recovery.

Sign up now to join us!

The webinar will cover a number of important topics:

  • How to manage a wound while waiting for the vet to arrive
  • Which wounds are serious and which ones will probably do fine without veterinary help
  • How to tell if your horse may have a fracture
  • If you suspect a fracture, what to do while the vet is on the way
  • If the wound has something stuck in it, whether you should leave it in or take it out
  • And finally, what you should – and should not – have in your first aid kit

Our experts will teach you how to assess an equine emergency quickly and accurately, and will give you tips on how to manage these stressful situations. Knowing when to call the vet and applying effective first aid can be the key to success or failure when a horse has an injury. With lots of time for a live ‘Q & A’ session with the speakers, you can be assured of an informative evening.

For all of this and much more, join us via Zoom so that you can:
• Take part in polls
• Have your questions answered
• Be part of the online chat
• Receive advance notice about future webinars and events

Do sign up here to enjoy an evening in the company of Chris Tuffnell and Chris Shaw, as they discuss equine first aid.

Please note that our webinars are capped at 1,000 attendants on Zoom, but if you miss out on a place on Zoom you’ll be able to watch it live on Facebook or catch up on it on this page afterwards.

Catch up on previous Welfare Wednesdays webinars

“Preparing your horse for competition” – with Mark Todd and Pippa Funnell


“Building your horse’s strength through groundwork” – with Chartered Physiotherapist Jo Paul and our own Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre Manager Eileen Gillen


“Recognising, managing and preventing skin disease” – with Professor Derek Knottenbelt and our own Chief Field Officer Claire Gordon


“Understanding laminitis – what every owner needs to know” – with Sarah Coombs and Dee Pollard 


“Maintaining your horse’s fitness and health during winter” – with Sir Mark Todd and our own Field Officer Jon Phipps


Understanding our horses’ behaviour and how they learn” – with Gemma Pearson and our own Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre Manager Claire Dickie


“Recognising pain in our ridden horses” – with Dr Sue Dyson and our own Deputy Chief Executive and Director of UK Tony Tyler

Download a PDF of “The influence of rider:horse bodyweight ratio and rider-horse-saddle fit on equine gait and behaviour: A pilot study”.

Download a PDF list of references made during the webinar.


Planning for equine end of life – and how to cope with it” – with Registered Mental Health Nurse Bronwen Williams and our own Chief Field Officer Claire Gordon


“Understanding colic – what we as owners need to know” – with Dr Katie Lightfoot, a Teaching Associate at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, and our own International Programme Officer Izzy Wild, who is also a vet


“Keeping your pasture healthy throughout the year” – with Dr Simon Daniels, one of the Royal Agricultural University’s senior lecturers, and our own Field Officer John Burns


“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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