Focus Review on Sport Horse Welfare


  • Flavia Bochiș University of Life Sciences” King Mihai I” from Timişoara, Calea Aradului, 119, 300645 Romania Faculty of Bioengineering of Animal Resources
  • Ludovic Toma Cziszter University of Life Sciences” King Mihai I” from Timişoara, Calea Aradului, 119, 300645 Romania Faculty of Bioengineering of Animal Resources


equestrian activities, sport horse, welfare


As an overall, horse welfare refers to the well-being and the quality of life of horses. This includes ensuring that horses are provided with proper nutrition, stable, veterinary care, training, and social intra and inter specific interaction. It involves protecting horses from harm, abuse, neglect, and ensuring their physical and emotional needs are met. Horse welfare is essential for promoting health, happiness, and longevity of horses, as well as fostering positive relationships between humans and horses. Welfare in the equestrian activities mirroring the ethical and responsible treatment of horses during mainly in all aspects of training activities. This includes ensuring that horses are provided with proper equipment that fits well and does not cause discomfort or injury, using appropriate training methods that prioritize the horse's physical and mental well-being, and monitoring the horse's health and fitness levels to prevent overexertion or injury. Sport horse welfare involves creating a positive and respectful relationship between the rider and the horse, as well as promoting a safe and supportive environment for both the horse and the rider. Prioritizing welfare in equestrians is essential for the health, happiness, and longevity of the horse, as well as for the enjoyment and safety of the rider.


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