Horse trailer design in Australia: Well informed or best guess?

A Marsden, Hayley Randle

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The emerging discourse around the use of horses used for pleasure and competition raises questions about the effects of transportation on equine safety and welfare. Horse trailers have evolved from basic boxes on wheels in the early 20th century to more sophisticated vehicles in the present day,but their design in terms of horse safety and welfare has changed very little. The aim of this desk based study was to first, provide an appraisal of what is known about the welfare of horses during transport and second, examine the regulation of Australian horse trailer design and evaluate how it is informed by contemporary equine transport research outcomes relating to the welfare of horses.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Society for Equitation Science Online Conference 2021: Advancing Equestrian Practice to improve equine quality of life - Online
Duration: 20 Oct 202121 Oct 2021


ConferenceInternational Society for Equitation Science Online Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleAdvancing equestrian practice
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