Roly Owers, the Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare, has acknowledged the high standards of equine welfare in the horse racing industry in a Thoroughbred Racing article. Roly states:
"World Horse Welfare does not accept the claim that horses are unwilling participants in sport. Horses bred to compete will rise to the challenge, as anyone who has ever taken part in equestrian sport knows. This notion that sport is bad for horses needs to be challenged – and challenged forcefully. Yes, sport horses are well cared for, but that is no more than one should expect. However, the sheer amount of investment that flows into the horse industry and the resulting research that is conducted on horse health and welfare has done an enormous amount for horses everywhere."
To view the article, visit: https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/it-ethical-use-horses-sport-our-entertainment