Mexico

We have a community-based project with Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca and are building a network of farriers, vets and vet students.

We have a community-based project with Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca and are building a network of farriers, vets and vet students.

Why we work here?

It is estimated that there are 130,000 working equids supporting farming families by transporting goods and feed. The working equids suffer from poor foot conditions, partly due to owners being unable to pick up their hooves and because farriery work is carried out by untrained family members.

What we are doing?

Through our partnership with University of Oaxaca, we support rural communities initially training them in equine behaviour and handling skills. These skills underpin all equid care. 

The team hold group training sessions and train individual households to ensure women and children are included. Family members are being given formal training in farriery; equipping them with knowledge, practical skills and business ideas so they can provide lasting good quality services.

With the university our team give students additional teaching in animal welfare and equine clinical skills to improve future veterinary services.

Meet an owner

Chile Atole was bought by his new owner Luis from a local cattle market in Baratillo. Chile Atole was very thin from malnourishment and had many wounds. 

Luis attended one of World Horse Welfare’s equine handling training sessions where he met local community advisors and vets. Together they worked to bring Chile Atole back to full health and he can help Luis on the farm pulling carts or agricultural goods and feed.

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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