You will prepare and submit a term paper on The Welfare of Recreational Horses. Your paper should be a minimum of 2250 words in length. We are going to look at the legality or authenticity of this statement in the subsequent discussions. In this paper, we are going to look at three different topics and how they affect welfare. the topics include casual riding, sporting events, and transportation. The main role of horses in today’s society within the “Northern Hemisphere” of the world is as a recreational or sports animal, and the keeping of horses have become increasingly popular. Domestic environments in which horses are kept are very different from the natural environment in which these animals evolved, and many aspects of domestication conflict with their adaptive behavior, often leading to a variety of adverse effects on their welfare (Goodwin 2002).Welfare organizations like the United States Humane Society, together with groups that deal with the rights of animals like the People for the Animal’s Ethical Treatment, are widely known for criticizing some sports that involve the use of horses claiming that it is being cruel to the animals (Goodwin 123). Horseback riding is a very common and renowned equestrian sport that is done in several countries all over the world. Horse riding is inextricably related to gambling, whereby in some evens, we find that stakes can appear to be very high. Nevertheless, notwithstanding its indiscretion in many competitions, we find that these extreme competitiveness conditions can result in the use of drugs that facilitate or enhance performance as well as training techniques that are extreme, which can lead to negative effects for the well-being of the horses (Goodwin 118).In addition, the races themselves that the horses take part in have appeared to be dangerous to their well-being, particularly those that take part in the steeplechase. This is because the horses are required to jump some mounted hurdles whereas moving at a very high speed. This can consequently lead to injuries on the horse or even death.