Equestrian sports have always captivated audiences around the world. With their display of power out cross country and elegance in the dressage arena. However, behind the scenes, the welfare of horses is too often overshadowed by the drive for success. The crisis of horse welfare in equine sports reveals how success motivation leads to neglect and abuse, highlighting the urgent need for a fundamental shift towards prioritizing the well-being and welfare of horses.

The Equine Ethics & Wellbeing Commission

Since the 2020 Olympics, the FEI set up the Equine Ethics & Wellbeing Commission in response to the welfare related issues that were raised. This commission created a survey to underpin the public views and perception of the welfare within the sport. Here are some of the key points that found from the survey:

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