World Horse Welfare applies new horse care in Nicaragua

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Equine insurance customers might be interested to learn that that World Horse Welfare is implementing a new community-based approach to training people how to care for horses in developing countries.

They are launching a new bespoke training programme in Nicaragua next year which, it is hoped, will specifically match the needs of each community and provide the foundations for changing the way people shoe and harness their equine.

World Horse Welfare's deputy head of international Karen O'Malley said by equipping communities with essential horse care skills the organisation can engender sustainable solutions to put a stop to the suffering that some of these animals endure.

"Exciting opportunities lie ahead in Nicaragua for us to address the suffering of working horses in a holistic manner, achieving long-term welfare improvements by building services and empowering communities," she added.

Last month, the Horse Trust held a series of equine welfare training courses at a number of locations to ensure that horses are thoroughly looked after by local authorities.

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