World Horse Welfare is a charity that works to improve the lives of horses and the horse-human partnership in all of its guises.

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World Horse Welfare’s vision is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding

Thanks to your support we have been helping horses for nearly 100 years

About us
About us

We are an international charity whose values are grounded in pragmatism and compassion.

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Our work

We sustainably impact the welfare of working equids and the communities who depend on them.

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Worldwide collaborations

Our local partnerships help to make our projects appropriate and sustainable.

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our campaigns
Our campaigns

Our campaigns continue to make a difference to the lives of horses.

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Who we help

We can categorise most of the equines we help as:

We also help horses by helping people

The people we work with

The people we work with

We help horse owners and keepers, communities, governments and agencies, sport regulators and institutions to improve their policies and practices.
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The horse human partnership

The horse human partnership

Our charity believes in improving welfare by strengthening the horse-human partnership.
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Our core resources

Our core resources

We apply varying combinations of our expertise, influence, networks, physical assets and funds to the whole spectrum of the charity's work.

Check out our News, Rescue stories and Blogs

TV ad launches to highlight plight of neglected horses

The heart-wrenching ad tells the story of Barney, a plucky little pony determined to get help despite his terrible condition.

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Baby Bentley’s all grown up

Having come into our care as a foal, Bentley was rehomed as a yearling and has blossomed with rehomer Jane.

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Social licence – how the perception of horse riding has changed

With a recent survey revealing some startling findings about perceptions of the welfare of horses in sport, the horse world has plenty to discuss.

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How you can help

We receive no government funding and rely entirely on public donations to help ease the suffering of horses worldwide, 365 days a year.

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Make a Donation

World Horse Welfare relies on your charitable donations to help the needs of horses around the world.

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Campaign for us

Help protect horses today by becoming a World Horse Welfare campaigner.

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Leave a Legacy

Your legacy can help improve the lives of horses in the UK and around the world.

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Without your support we could not continue helping horses in the UK and around the world.

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Your Impact in 2021

Here is how your support helped.

CARE

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45,000

Equines helped by service providers trained by our international team

RESEARCH

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3 year

Research project with the RVC to develop an ethical framework for the involvement of horses in sport

EDUCATION

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100k+

Views of our webinars on key educational topics

INFLUENCE

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800+

Leaders in the equine sector attended our thought leadership conference

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