Monday, September 02, 2019

Better welfare outcomes seen in domestic-level endurance

Horsetalk.co.nz - full article

August 30, 2019 Horsetalk.co.nz

Endurance rides ridden at slower speeds over technically challenging terrain have fewer eliminations and better horse welfare outcomes, the authors of a New Zealand study have found.

Massey University researcher Kylie Legg and her colleagues, writing in the open-access journal Animals, noted that international media recently raised awareness around horse welfare during endurance competitions.

However, much of this attention has been focused on international-level FEI competitions.

Little, they said, is known about domestic-level competitions and their risk factors for elimination...

Read more here:
https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2019/08/30/better-welfare-outcomes-domestic-endurance/

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