Working horses, donkeys and mules are invaluable for cultivating land and transporting goods and people.
More than half the world’s population are thought to be dependent on horses for their livelihood.
But despite their loyal service, in many countries working horses are suffering.
Horse owners in many parts of the world do not have the knowledge, skills or income to put the welfare of their animals first.
Working horses often receive little or no veterinary care. They are frequently:
WSPA works to provide owners with the equipment and training they need to care for their horses.
Working with member societies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, we:
By improving the welfare of working horses these programmes also benefit the people who rely on them.
When travelling, avoid the use of pack animals or taking donkey and horse rides where burdens are heavy and conditions poor.
With so much work to be done, every donation counts. Please help fund WSPA’s work.