Posts Tagged By: Research

Assessing Equine Quality of Life

A recently published report on equine Quality of Life (QoL) was supported by World Horse Welfare.

Do you have an interest in horses?

If so, we’d like to know what interests you about horses, what you want to learn more about and what your opinions are.

International equestrian experts consider ‘Whose opinion matters?’

On Thursday November 11th 2021 at 09:45 a stellar array of equestrian professionals and supporters - and World Horse Welfare's President Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal - come together live and consider ‘Whose Opinion Matters?’

Equine Grass Sickness: Exciting times ahead for this difficult and devastating disease of horses

The Moredun Foundation together with other organisations has produced a comprehensive new booklet on Equine Grass Sickness.

New laminitis research shows gaining weight is a risky business

This newly published research provides compelling evidence that laminitis developed significantly more often after horses and ponies gained weight rather than when they lost or maintained weight.

Landmark study addresses effects of rider weight on equine performance

Results revealed from groundbreaking study into the impact of rider weight.

Project takes first step towards lightening the load for horses

Last week (4 – 8 September) researchers have taken the first step towards tackling the issue of rider weight, investigating whether there are any short term measurable differences when horses are ridden by different sized riders.

World Horse Welfare calls for a more open debate on stabling horses following latest research findings

A new report from researchers at Nottingham Trent University has highlighted the potential negative welfare consequences of a commonly used stable design.

World Horse Welfare highlights the significance of the world’s most extensive equine surfaces study

World Horse Welfare Chief Executive Roly Owers lends his support to the world’s most extensive study into the effect of arena surfaces on the orthopaedic health of sport horses (in the seven FEI disciplines and in racing).

Shocking statistics lead charity to ask horse owners: “Do you really need to breed?”

As 7,000 horses in Britain are deemed at risk of needing rescue or new homes, we have launched a new initiative today to help horse owners understand the impacts, costs and risks associated with breeding.

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