Horse Welfare

Horse Welfare

A Window on the Equine World

Christopher Hall

Softback reprint with Foreword by Roly Owers of World Horse Welfare

  • Message from The Princess Royal 
  • Authoritative account from a lifetime working with horses and for horse welfare
  • An inside story on the high stakes racing world
  • Highlights the challenges facing developing countries whose people depend on their horses, donkeys and mules

‘Welfare is vital to all who love horses – this book goes to the heart of the matter.' A.P. McCoy, Multiple Champion Jump Jockey

‘These well chosen words of Christopher Hall are loaded with experience … this long overdue, outstandingly crafted work…’ Sir Peter O’Sulevan


Print edition: £16.99
234 × 156mm
168 pages
illustrated with b/w photos and 8pp colour section

This book is a softback reprint of the popular hardback Horse Welfare: Use not Abuse and is dedicated to the protection of horses, ponies and donkeys and is based on first-hand international experience from a lifetime spent with horses – hunting, racing and welfare – whether with The Pony Club, The Jockey Club or international horse charity. It covers all equines to the highest levels of performance – racing, show jumping, eventing and endurance riding and encourages all owners to care for their animals.

Horses are beautiful animals that can work with their owners to the best effect; it is only right that they should all be cared for with respect so that the partnership is equal, one of working together and free from abuse. Christopher also looks at the world of working horses, donkeys and mules in the developing world, where they are often the only means of transporting people and goods, provide the only power to work the land and are essential for their owners’ survival. He calls for them to be given closer attention and care and that training is given to the owners who may not be aware of how to care properly for their animals.

He also writes about people in equestrian sports both nationally and internationally and the work of the major charity World Horse Welfare of which he was chairman, calling on his role as a leading regulator and lifelong horseman. He held one of the highest profile jobs in the Jockey Club, steward in charge of enforcing the rules of horse racing – and provides an insight into the high stakes world of racing where winning is everything. But whatever the activity or level, readers will be aware that horses are the real stars.


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