An International horse charity carrying out important work to support horses and their owners.
We are an international charity whose values are grounded in pragmatism and compassion that strives to support and improve the horse-human partnership in all of its guises.
Our mission is to work with horses, horse owners, communities, organisations and governments to improve welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide.
We believe that horses and humans have evolved a unique partnership and that horses have an important role in society which is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. Whether working animals, family pets, equine athletes, conservation grazers or companions, horses contribute to our lives, cultures and economies. This partnership is right so long as people take full responsibility for their welfare. We base our work on scientific evidence and on our 90 years of horse care experience. We also support research to improve horse welfare.
We are cost conscious in everything we do. From seeking the gifting or sponsorship of equipment and services, to reusing our materials, to seeking the best value for money from our suppliers and reviewing all contracts regularly – we always work to avoid waste.
We work across the UK with horses, horse owners, other charities, academia, the veterinary profession, sport bodies, law enforcement and government to improve welfare standards. Internationally we work to improve the lives of working horses whose communities rely on for their livelihoods.
There are many ways that you can help us improve the lives of horses in the UK and around the world, from joining our membership scheme to sponsoring a Stableyard, or becoming involved as a fundraiser.
World Horse Welfare relies on your charitable donations to help the needs of horses around the world.