World Horse Welfare is a charity that works to improve the lives of horses and the horse-human partnership 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 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.
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Check out our News, Rescue stories and Blogs

Foal abuser sentenced after shocking cruelty case

Foal puts her ‘Faith’ in the future as her abuser is sentenced in shocking case of cruelty.

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Terrific Teasel loves adventures

Teasel proves that companion ponies don’t just have to be paddock ornaments and can really enjoy exploring.

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Why do horses come into our care? Is that the only successful outcome of a case?

Chief Field Officer Claire Gordon explains how horses and ponies can come into our care for all kinds of reasons and from all kinds of situations.

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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

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 2021

Here is how your support helped.


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Equines helped by service providers trained by our international team


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3 year

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


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Views of our webinars on key educational topics


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Leaders in the equine sector attended our thought leadership conference

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