Our Ethos

OUR ETHOS

  • We are working equine welfare specialists
  • We assess our performance by the outcomes for the animals
  • We believe that self reliance produces the best long-term outcome and will try to ensure a suffering animal whose owner cannot afford treatment will still receive it
  • We will recommend euthanasia for animals who could not reasonably return to working lives.  We will work together with the owners so that the suffering of the animal is not prolonged.
  • We will lead by example, maintaining, developing and openly communicating our expertise with others.

We believe that any animal should receive the following five freedoms

  1. Freedom from hunger and thirst - by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health
  2. Freedom from discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
  4. Freedom to express normal behavior - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind
  5. Freedom from fear and distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering