IAHAIO international guidelines on care, training and welfare requirements for equines in equine-assisted services
These guidelines provide best practice guidance for meeting the care, training and welfare
requirements for equines involved in delivering equine-assisted services. Examples include
services that incorporate horses in therapy practice, in education and learning, and
adaptive/therapeutic riding and horsemanship.
The guidelines were developed by an international task force of IAHAIO members and
individual experts and relevant organizations working between 2018 and 2020. They are based
on a review of evidence of current best practices and research.