Horse Welfare in Sale Yards

Horses are regularly consigned to sale yards throughout Australia. Fetching low or bargain prices, many horses thankfully find new homes. For sellers, yards offer an efficient means of disposing of unwanted horses.  But not all these horses are old or of no use to anyone.  A reader recently saw a foal alone in a yard…

Abused and Neglected Horses

We presume that all horses will receive basic care – clean fresh water, feed, and attention to injury and sickness. In reality, horses sometimes suffer cruelty and neglect. Harm can be suffered by reason not only of a horse’s upkeep but also potentially from the use of the horse. Recent University of Sydney findings that…