Honduras

We helped establish Equinos de Honduras (EQUHS) and are building equine welfare networks of saddlers, farriers and community based equine advisors.

We helped establish Equinos de Honduras (EQUHS) and are building equine welfare networks of saddlers, farriers and community based equine advisors.

Why we work here?

These working horse communities play a vital role in the economy of both Choluteca itself and the surrounding region. They provide services to over 80% of the population, including the collection and transportation of firewood, water, rubbish and food stuffs, as well as agricultural activities. 

These horses work long, hard days, covering many miles, and are often in poor bodily condition and with injuries. The importance of the working horse within these communities is evident, yet many horses receive a low standard of care. The owners are not always fully aware of their responsibilities to ensure the welfare of their horse.

What we are doing?

World Horse Welfare has been working in Honduras since 2010 and has been supporting a project based in the Choluteca region since March 2013. World Horse Welfare works in partnership with Equinos de Honduras (EQUHS) which aims to improve equine welfare in the area by improving local service provision and educating owners on equine husbandry and care. 

It is important that owners realise their responsibility to their horses, but it is equally vital that support is there to help them improve the lives of not only their horses but also their families. Through the work of EQUHS we are educating students of Veterinary Medicine in subjects of equine welfare and working to establish the curricula of animal welfare within Honduras

Meet an equid

Chela is a working horse used for rubbish collecting in Honduras whose owners rely upon her to help them make a living. She has been helped by a World Horse Welfare project which improved her welfare, giving her a better life while supporting her family.

How every £1 you donate is spent

  • 70p directly helps horses
    70p
    Directly helps horses
  • 30p is for fundraising
    30p
    Is for fundraising
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