Researchers have developed an online survey that can be completed in seven different languages to help determine horse owner habits worldwide.

The survey, conducted by the University of Sydney and the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES), covers housing and feeding, behaviour, equipment and the information sources owners use about horse care.

PhD candidate Georgie Casper said: “The global horse industry is hugely varied so we’re really interested to identify the differences and similarities in horse care across countries.”

The survey findings will be used to understand how horses are cared for and managed as well as how owners access information about horse care.

This will help researchers, horse trainers and educators develop relevant and informative programmes to assist horse owners to improve the health and welfare of their animals.

Participants are asked to select the flag in their chosen language and on completion will enter a prize draw to win a year’s membership with ISES.

The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and is online at:
The results of the survey will be published towards the end of 2014.

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