Owning and caring for a Welsh Pony or Cob can be a source of great enjoyment, but it is also a big responsibility that requires long-term caring and financial commitment.
The Animal Welfare Act 2006 ("the Act") requires you to ensure that any horse or pony for which you are responsible, whether on a permanent or a temporary basis:
- has a suitable environment to live in
- has a healthy diet
- is able to behave normally
- has appropriate company, and
- is protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease