From April 10-12th 2014 the European Commission, together with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, organised its 7th workshop on Animal Welfare for veterinarian practitioners. Together with Jo White (Progressive Ideas) and Professor Jacek Łojek (Warsaw Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) we provided a full afternoon of lectures on horses welfare at farms, markets, and transport and a method for the assessment of horse welfare. At the Horse national Stable Tack (www. solack.pl) 20 delegates experienced how the assessment of horse welfare can be executed.