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


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 relationship

The horse-human relationship

Our charity believes in improving welfare by strengthening the horse-human relationship.
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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.
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Check out our News, Rescue stories and Blogs

Struggling horse owners are urged to rehome this summer

We have joined forces with Blue Cross to prevent the threat of a surge in equine welfare cases this winter.

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Life beyond rescue: Buggy’s tale

We catch up with Buggy the pony eight years after his rescue and rehabilitation.

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We catch up with gentle giant Seamus in his new home 

Rehomer Nikky tells us what life is like with Clydesdale Seamus and how he is settling in with his new companion Puddin.

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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
Campaign for us

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

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Leave a Legacy

A gift in your Will is a very special way of helping improve the lives of horses in the UK and overseas.

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Our latest Appeals

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

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Your Impact in 2022

Here is how your support helped.


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Horses, donkeys and mules were helped directly and indirectly, by our international projects


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Recommendations included in our evidence-based EU report to improve welfare during transport


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Views of our educational videos


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Leaders in the equine sector attended our thought leadership conference

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