December 7, 2017

Dean Bland, the founder and owner of Well Equine, was recognised for his contribution to equine welfare at The British Horse Society’s (BHS) annual awards ceremony, held at Saddlers’ Hall in London.

"Dean was presented with the BHS Welfare Award for his work with both i...

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A Farrier for over sixteen years, Dean Bland is the founder of welfare consultancy company Well Equine which helps organisations and individuals support the lives of working equines around the world.

INTRO:

The equine foot is composed from a large collection o...

In March 2017 I visited Duchy College to contribute to their 'Equine Rehabilitation' module. The Stoke Climsland campus sits to the east of Bodmin Moor in a sheltered valley in picturesque mid Cornwall.

The main focus of the day was to help the equine studies students e...

November 14, 2016

In 2016 Well Equine started working as part of a multi organisation team to address equine welfare within marginal horse owning communities in the U.K. Including The British Horse Society, The British Equine Veterinary Association, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, World Horse...

November 14, 2016

Elite Equestrian sport provides us with an arena to challenge the boundaries of the human/ equine partnership It is an expression of our humanity that we come to celebrate all that we can achieve together. But in the arena of life human/equine partnerships face challen...

 

In November 2015 I visited South Africa to provide Farriery Training for The Cart Horse Protection Association in Cape Town. The title for the training reflected it’s aims: to help the project Farriers create ‘ Opportunities for Welfare and Wellbeing’  for working hor...

April 11, 2015

 

In 2014 I worked with World Horse Welfare at the Centro de Capicitacion in Zaragoza, Guatemala with the Farrier Students and their In Country Trainier to help develop a sustainable and relevant Farriery Solution for the working horses of the Project communities.

Zarago...

April 11, 2015

 

 

In January I made my first visit to the World Horse Welfare project in Zaragoza in the South West of Guatemala. During 2014 I will be working with the Zaragoza In Country team and the International Team based in Snetterton Norfolk to develop the Community Training el...

April 11, 2015

 

 

In Choluteca children play a major role in daily care of their communities working horses. In 2014 I worked with World Horse Welfare to help develop a Children's Project in Choluteca to teach these children how to maintain the health and welfare of their families hor...

April 11, 2015

 

In 2013 I assisited World Horse Welfare with a research trip to the  Guymai Indigenous Reserve in southern Costa Rica. Visiting two communities in the reserve, Progreso and Alto Mira.

Progeso is a small community of permanent dwellings located in a deep valle...

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