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Society publishes new Code of Practice for the Welfare of Welsh Ponies and Cobs

Owning and caring for a Welsh Pony, Cob or Part-bred can be a source of great enjoyment, but it is also a big responsibiilty 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 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


The Society has published a new Code of Practice for the Welfare of Welsh Ponies, Cobs and their Part-breds that considers the above.  A full copy of the Code can be obtained here or by contacting the Office.

10th Jun 2011