As horse people, we have great respect and admiration for their power, beauty and athleticism.

Their wellbeing, however, is most important of all.

We take pride in how we care for the horses in racing. They are treated just like any other athlete and, as detailed below, require a high level of day-to-day care.

24/7 Care

Horses need to be cared for 7 days a week all year round. There are no days off – even during the holiday period.

High Quality Feed & Nutrition

Horses are provided with high quality feed. As athletes, they need to be provided with a healthy, well balanced diet. Food can impact horses differently, which means their feeds may differ to others based on their individual needs.

Clean Housing

The manure in all yards/stables is cleaned out daily, mostly twice a day (if not more), to ensure a clean environment is maintained for the horses.

Daily Exercise

Generally, horses will have their own tailored training regime to suit their fitness level and requirements. For some this may include swimming or even a trip to the beach. Once they finish their exercise they are hosed down and checked over for any signs of soreness. Many trainers also monitor their heart rate and temperatures.

General Wellbeing

Often trainers will organise for a chiropractor or masseuse to check over the horse to massage any pressure points. Horses also receive a visit from the dentist approximately every 6-12 months, and their hooves are done every 4-6 weeks by the farrier.

Racing

Learn what welfare initiatives we have in place to care for equine athletes during their racing careers.

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Life Outside of Racing

See how we support and assist our horses in their transition to retirement.

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Governance

We have rules and policies in place to ensure our industry is filled with only those who share in our commitment to welfare.

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