This three year project will investigate how ridinschools choose and ethically motivate their choices of horse housing system. The project will compare two groups of riding schools - group A with loose housing and group B with traditional housing, concerning horse welfare and working environment. Earlier research show that our basic values strongly affect the choices we make in life and how we view different things, e.g. horses. With an increased knowlege about horses our attitude towards them is slowly changing, which should reflect the choices of housing system. Riding schools have a large inpact on young people, mainly girls, both positively and possibly also negatively, depending on the quality of the riding schools. Loose housing of horses has a large potential to provide good horse welfare, but it has also been critisised regarding horse welfare and human safety and these factors need to be evaluated since the knowlegde is lacking to a large extent.