Animal Welfare and Advocacy

Find more information about the animal advocacy programs and outreach offered through the American Quarter Horse Association and learn how you can get involved in benefiting the welfare of horses everywhere.

April 16, 2019 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Regardless of where you live or what you do with your American Quarter Horse, the advantages to implanting a microchip in your horse just make sense.
October 09, 2023 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
The well-being of the American Quarter Horse is protected by the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission with the implementation of rules, regulations and programs.
September 11, 2023 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
The American Quarter Horse Association is implementing a new rule regarding mandatory necropsies and responsible parties for on-site equine incidences at all AQHA-approved events.
August 16, 2023 | News and Publications , Rules
The American Quarter Horse Association is implementing new penalty levels of offense regarding inhumane treatment violations.
May 03, 2023 | News and Publications , Ranching events and shows
AQHA Executive Committee approves recommended rule changes from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission.