Education

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Racehorse Respiratory Health Course Completes the Trifecta in Winter Online Learning Series!

Equine Guelph has partnered with Standardbred Canada, Ontario Racing and Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) to offer three online courses in Winter of 2024 in priority healthcare areas of respiratory, lameness and gut health. Sponsored by Standardbred Canada, the Racehorse Respiratory Health course  is the final course in this winter series. The two-week online short…

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Learn How Horses Communicate in this Free Online Course for Youth

Adult offering too! Learn Together for a fun Family Day Experience! Do you love horses and want to understand them better? Do you want to learn how to read their body language, and the cues they give one another? If so, you might be interested in a free online course offered by Equine Guelph, the…

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Colic Prevention Education Month 2024 Focuses on GI Health for Your Horse

February is Equine Guelph’s Colic Prevention Education Month when we tackle the number one killer of horses with our highly popular free healthcare tool, Colic Risk Rater (http://www.thehorseportal.ca/ColicTool). After you complete the free risk rater to assess your horse’s risk, you will have the option to learn more by signing up for Equine Guelph’s short…

Dr Arroyo discusses equine gut health in Equine Guelph 2024 Research Annual

A Stable Gut:  The Key to a Healthy Equine

Equine Guelph 2024 Research Annual Volume 21 – cover story by: Jackie Bellamy-Zions Gastrointestinal issues (GI) are the number one cause of morbidity in horses other than old age.   An unhealthy digestive system can cause poor performance, pain, discomfort, diarrhea, and a whole host of issues that can sideline your horse.  It’s no wonder researchers…

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20th Anniversary Feature with Shawna Ward

Alumni, Shawna Ward shares her passion for equine management after taking Equine Guelph’s online 12-week courses. The nutrition course in particular has reduced Shawna’s horse keeping costs. Forage based diets was a topic of great interest for Shawna. The following downloadable information sheet explains key take-aways and the benefits of feeding a forage based diet.

Go with Your Gut: Learn from the Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention Course on TheHorsePortal.ca

For the third year in a row, Equine Guelph has partnered with Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), Ontario Racing and Standardbred Canada to offer three online courses in Winter of 2024 in priority healthcare areas of lameness, respiratory and gut health. Sponsored by COSA, the Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention course is the second…

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20th Anniversary Feature with Cathy Wentworth-Stanley

Alumni, Cathy Wentworth Stanley shares her passion for learning theory and equine behaviour after taking Equine Guelph’s online 12-week courses and completing her diploma. An MSc. later, Cathy instructs Equine Guelph’s Equine Behaviour course! Of great interest was learning theory for horses. The following downloadable information sheet explains positive and negative reinforcement as well as…

Free Youth Course on the Language of Horses

Horses are masters at picking up on our body language but how good are we at picking up on theirs?  Discover the fascinating body language of horses with youth from all over the world!  Students from all over Canada and as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Italy and the United Kingdom have participated in…

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Equine Guelph makes a New Year’s Resolution!

To help you optimize your horse’s nutrition. What’s yours? Equine Guelph has made a New Year’s Resolution to empower horse owners to learn more about their horse’s nutrition and needs. January, dubbed by Equine Guelph as Nutrition Education Month, will be dedicated to increasing awareness of what caregivers can do to take control of their…

Pictured with her horse Milo, Shelby Dennis receives the 2023 Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award

2023 Racing Industry Scholarship Winner Announced

Equine Guelph has announced that Shelby Dennis is the recipient of the 2023 Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award Selected for her love of horses, commitment to their welfare and desire to learn, Dennis will receive two online courses through Equine Guelph valued at $625 each (Certificates are available in Equine Science, Equine Welfare and Equine…

Racehorse Lameness Prevention Course Starts Online Learning Series off on the Right Foot

For a third consecutive year, Ontario Racing (OR) is partnering with Equine Guelph, Standardbred Canada (SC) and Central Ontario Standardbred Association to offer three online courses in this winter in priority healthcare areas of lameness, respiratory and gut health. Sponsored by OR, the Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care course will be first up in January…

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20th Anniversary Feature with Alumni Holly Heartz

Alumni, Holly Heartz has a real appreciation for horse behaviour and the prevention of stereotypies thanks to Equine Guelph’s online 12-week courses. Of great interest was learning what causes stereotypies in horses. The following downloadable information sheet examines what causes sterotypies and how they can be prevented through implementing best stable management practices.