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Our Work

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 our Welfare and Care work

  • 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 and support breed societies.
  • Our Welfare Officers work tirelessly to help improve the lives of horses around the UK.

Our Campaigns

We campaign across many issues essential for the current and future welfare of horses in the UK, bringing together disparate organisations to effect changes in policy and the law.

Find out more about our work and our campaigns

Latest Research

The BHS Welfare strives to promote equine welfare by educating, advising and supporting horse owners and carers. Every month, we will be showcasing articles on a particular subject, highlighting the recent research in that area.

Read more about the latest research

Our Welfare Officers

A very important part of the work of the BHS is that done by our volunteer Welfare Officers. We have a network of nearly 200 Welfare Officers throughout England, Wales and Scotland. These officers investigate reported welfare concerns and act as an advice point for all horse owners.

Discover more about our welfare officers

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