Management

Check out World Horse Welfare's online horse health advice library or call our Advice Line on +44 (0)1953 497 238 for help.

Check out World Horse Welfare's online horse health advice library or call our Advice Line on +44 (0)1953 497 238 for help.

Arena surfaces
Research on training and competition surfaces for riding horses to reduce the likelihood of injury.
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Do you need to breed?
We launched our Need to breed? initiative to spread the word about the impact that breeding just one foal can have.
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Equine end of life
Owners who have lost a horse urge others to plan ahead. Does anyone know what choices you would make in an emergency? We can help with this sensitive topic.
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Fitting, using and maintaining a saddle
Advice on saddle fitting and maintenance by the Animal Health Trust in collaboration with World Horse Welfare.
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How should I feed a horse?
Guidance on feeding to get the right nutrition for your horse including how to begin when making changes to their diet.
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Is your horse the right weight?
Is your horse the right weight? Are you struggling with a good doer? Learn how to assess your horse’s condition and find practical tips for weight management.
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Managing a good doer
Why it’s important for horses to maintain the right weight.
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Occupying a stabled horse
If you have a horse confined to his or her stable, you may like to try some of these ways to prevent boredom and stress setting in.
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Ragwort and horses
Ragwort is poisonous to horses, damaging the liver when eaten. Learn how to recognise it and how to remove it from fields.
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Responsible rehoming of horses
World Horse Welfare and other National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) members have put together some advice for owners needing to rehome their own horses.
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Stabling a horse
Advice on whether it is best to stable your horse or turn them out in a paddock.
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Tips for caring for your horse in hot weather
Keep your horse or pony happy and healthy during very hot weather - read our top tips.
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Winter horse welfare tips
Advice on how to care for your horse during winter and the best way to deal with snowy and icy conditions.
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