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Welfare & Care

We're working for a world in which the welfare of horses is universally respected and protected, and in which all those who ride, drive or work with horses can do so safely, enjoyably and with the highest personal competence.

The British Horse Society and our dedicated network of 200 volunteer Welfare Officers work hard to promote the prevention of neglect, cruelty and harm to horses and provide support, advice and education to horse owners to try and remedy problems before they become too serious.

BHS Welfare Officers respond to around 2,000 welfare concerns annually. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to contact us and raise concerns.

We can only continue our welfare work if we have the funds to do so. Help us do more for horses - please consider making a donation to the BHS or joining us.

About us

  • The British Horse Society strive to promote equine welfare by educating, advising and supporting horse owners and carers to prevent cases of neglect
  • We train and support a network of welfare officers to deal with local welfare concerns
  • We promote responsible breeding with our Healthcare and Education Clinics
  • Our Welfare Officers work tirelessly to help improve the lives of horses around the UK.

 

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