Equine Wellness Needs Assessment
We at Whole Horse Wellness are inviting YOU to participate in our community Equine Wellness Needs Assessment Survey to help us understand the most crucial wellness issues facing the horses in your care, as well as the impact these issues have on you. This survey should only take 5 to 7 minutes of your time, and we really value hearing what you, our local equine community, have to say!
Which of the following best identifies your human/equine relationship (select 1)
Single horse owner
Riding school owner/manager
Equine rescue owner/operator
Are you part of an equine-focused 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization?
What activities are most of the horses in your care engaged in? (select all that apply)
Equine assisted therapy
Law enforcement/rescue work
Multi-day event/endurance riding
Showing (English or western)
Western equine sports (barrel racing, pole bending, etc)
Undergoing rehab (rescue, physical therapy, etc)
None (on pasture/stable rest, not able to participate in activities)
Identify the highest priority equine physiological wellness issue impacting the horse(s) in your care. (Select 1)
Soft tissue issue (sore/injured muscles, tendons, etc)
Gait issue (limp/short step, disengaged hind end, inability to collect, etc)
Flexibility issue (inability to bend body/neck, etc
Posture/stance issue (sway back, weak hind end, front end heavy, etc)
Right shoulder issue
How has this equine physiological wellness issue affected you? ("N/A" if answer to previous question was "None")
Identify the highest priority emotional/mental wellness issue impacting the horse(s) in your care. (Select 1)
Trauma stemming from past incident/abuse
Boredom/lack of engagement
How has this equine emotional/mental wellness issue affected you? ("N/A" if answer to previous question was "None")
Identify the highest priority equine behavioral issue impacting the horse(s) in your care.
Refuses to be caught/haltered/bridled
Won't stand still for mounting/dismounting
Won't stop moving when asked to "whoa"
Bucks/rears when being saddled/ridden
Over all human aggression
Aggressive to other animals
Crib biting/wind sucking/weaving/etc
How has this equine behavior issue affected you? ("N/A if answer to previous question was "None")
If you had to prioritize investing resources into addressing these issues, which one would you choose to address first?
Physiological Wellness Issue
Emotional/Mental Wellness issue
N/A (if you answered "None" to all 3 "wellness issue categories"
Why did you prioritize the wellness issue from the previous question?
When addressing issues that affect the wellness of the horse(s) in your care, are you open to exploring non-traditional/alternative options as well as traditional?
Identify the equine wellness care professionals you regularly (2x per year or more) engage to ensure the continued wellness of the horse(s) in your care. (Select all that apply)
Equine massage therapist
Equine physical therapist
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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