Rebecca Hamilton-Fletcher MRCVS discusses the welfare rules surrounding horses for hire
RIDING establishments are an integral and much-loved part of British equestrianism. Many of us started our equestrian “journey” at the local riding school, and these establishments play a vital role in ensuring that riding remains accessible to all.
Even at the best of times, however, managing a riding establishment involves immense hard work with minimal financial return. Covid-19 has added to this somewhat precarious existence.
As restrictions are lifted, establishments that have survived are preparing for a busy summer. How do these businesses routinely manage the health and welfare of their animals?
This feature is also available to read in this Thursday’s H&H magazine (8 April, 2021)
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