Pilot Study: A guide to equine welfare assessment

TitlePilot Study: A guide to equine welfare assessment
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFabus, TA, Waite, K, Shelle, J, Siegford, J, Chapin, J
JournalJournal of Extension

In response to growing interest in equine welfare and the need for 4-H curriculum, a pilot study of equine welfare curricula was conducted with 4-H clubs (n=15). An overall low response rate of 26.6% was experienced. An online survey was then conducted in order to determine factors affecting involvement. Time constraints for both youth and leaders were among the most commonly cited deterrents to completion. Survey responses also suggestion also suggested that following a hybrid (of hard copy and online instruction) may increas usability and effectiveness of A Guide to Equine Welfare Assessment.