You will probably be familiar with the word ‘domain’ but more likely in the context of identifying a location on the internet (website address).

In terms of animal welfare, the ‘Five Freedoms’ and ‘Five Domains’ have essentially the same five elements.

However, as our knowledge and understanding improves, we now know that for every physical issue with a horse there is likely to be an emotional or psychological problem that contributes to their poor state of health and welfare.

We would like all owners to understand that there is more to a good life for a horse than simply eating and drinking to stay alive.

Those responsible for the care of animals need to provide them with positive experiences too.

Hopefully our new poster here, will illustrate the Five Domains and help all owners and carers consider the overall needs of their animals.

To download a printable poster for your yard, please click HERE