Horse Welfare News

Horses working in therapeutic riding programs do not experience additional stress

In the United States, therapeutic horseback riding offers equine-assisted therapy to diverse populations, ...

First step towards lightening the load for horses

Last week (4 – 8 September) researchers took the first step towards tackling the issue of rider weight, ...

Potential new indicator of chronic stress in horses

Cortisol is generally considered to be a stress hormone because its levels rise during episodes of acute ...

RSPCA Vic releases animal cruelty data: horse reports down 31%

RSPCA Victoria has today released state-wide animal cruelty report data for 2016-2017. Dr Liz Walker, CEO of ...

Survey reveals why WA horses are saddled with tooth decay

Horses fed oaten hay are almost three times more likely to develop tooth decay according to a new study at The ...

Survey into eating habits of Australian horses

A landmark survey by a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Bachelor of Science (Honours) student aims to shed light ...

Equine welfare collaboration in the UK with Dr Nic de Brauwere

Open to staff from all levels of government, veterinarians, managers of formalized non-profit horse welfare ...

Talking Horses with Dr Nic de Brauwere (UK)

Do you ride, train or care for horses or have a property or business with horses and people coming and going? ...

Heard the joke asking a horse ‘why the long face?’

Well Dr Sue Dyson and her team are proving that a horse’s facial expression can be no laughing matter. Latest ...

Victorian man given lifetime horse ban

In a landmark ruling, a Victorian man has been banned for life from owning horses after being found guilty of ...