Hello everyone,

Your classmates in this online course come from a range of horse backgrounds and experiences. Through this Horse Portal, we will be able to share our common experiences and discuss differences.

Today we begin with Unit 1 – Introduction and Horse Behaviour: Wild vs. Stabled. Please take some time to read the resources provided and discuss with the class: a behaviour that may be caused by how we manage stabled horses (a behaviour that is not likely to be seen in a wild horse).  How does our management affect the horse and what changes could be made to improve horse welfare?  Remember to post a title at the beginning of each of your posts.  This one will be: 1.2 Wild vs. Stabled Behaviour.

If you have any questions, be sure to post them in the “Questions to the Instructor” forum.

Enjoy your online learning experience!