Horse event organisers have a new toolkit to help them ensure the welfare of horses at community events.
The Australian Horse Welfare & Well-being Toolkit was launched in November 2013 by the Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC) in Melbourne to assist the work of horse welfare officers.
Featuring volunteer job overviews, tips for preparing incident management plans, media management and mentoring club members, this guide will help community volunteers plan and manage public events involving horses.
“Our Horses mean a lot to us and we want the best for them,” said Grant Baldock, AHIC Board Member and Project Manager.
“Through promoting the role of the horse welfare officer at events, this is another way to develop skills & knowledge within the valuable volunteer base that run the thousands of community events each year around Australia involving horses,” he said.
The resource has been developed with the support of the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy.
Click here to go the Australian Horse Welfare & Well-being Toolkit.