Education

Sheryl Kerr

Patron Determined to Help Equine Guelph “Survive and Thrive” with a Generous Donation

A generous donation of $100,000 to Equine Guelph has been made by the Kerr family to establish an equine education and community outreach endowment.  A portion of the Kerr Fund for Equine Education and Community Outreach will support much needed ongoing operational funding for the University of Guelph’s not-for-profit Centre for the horse owner. Sheryl Kerr…

Equine Guelph Supports Ontario Equestrian’s ‘For the Herd’ with Learning Community

In two short months, just over 30% of the $500,000 fundraising goal has been raised to help school horses that lost their jobs in March. In April, Ontario Equestrian launched For the Herd, an emergency fundraising initiative to support lesson horses and riding school facilities in Ontario, many of whom are facing the harsh realities of…

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Racing-Exclusive Online Courses a Win!

Ontario racing industry provides feedback on Equine Guelph’s Pilot Project 100% positive feedback has been received for the new TheHorsePortal.ca online courses, developed exclusively for Ontario Racing industry members!  Respiratory health, lameness prevention and gut health prove to be a priority.   In 2016, Equine Guelph conducted a major Ontario Horse Racing Industry Survey and learned that…

Dr Hilary Clayton

7 Tips on Equine Conditioning with Biomechanics Expert Dr. Hilary Clayton

There are many important questions pertaining to equine conditioning and fitness as we all look forward to returning to work. Dr. Hilary Clayton recently shared some cautions and considerations in a Skype interview with Equine Guelph. Dr. Clayton is a veterinarian, researcher and horsewoman. For the past 40 years she has been conducting amazing research…

Colic Prevention – Introduce Spring Pasture Slowly

Spring is upon us and so is the prevalence of gas colic. Equine Guelph is sharing many strategies to prevent it.   First, Equine Guelph recommends that every horse owner refers to its FREE Colic Risk Rater Tool (www.equineguelph.ca/colictool) to help them assess their management practices, such as introducing new feeds slowly to reduce their colic risk.  An…

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Equine Guelph Survey Part of Covid Initiatives for Horse Owners

From adding special online course offerings to updating a Covid-19 resources page daily, Equine Guelph has been responding to industry requests during this difficult time. You can take a survey right now to let them know of any additional courses you would like to take while you are staying home. Fire & Emergency Preparedness online course from May 4…

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Equine Guelph Offers Fire & Emergency Preparedness Online Course in Response to Covid-19

Equine Guelph is offering a special discounted rate for the upcoming offering of their Fire & Emergency Preparedness online course. In response to industry requests during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent updates to the course will address many horse caretaker and facility owner concerns. Topics added include developing plans for business disruptions and back-up planning especially…

Protect your Herd – Equine Guelph announces a FREE offering of Online Sickness Prevention Course!

Calculating Biosecurity Risks & Creating Action Plans Equine Guelph has opened a FREE offering of their online Sickness Prevention in Horses course ( normally $85 + HST) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  TheHorsePortal.ca course is based on the Canadian standard for equine biosecurity.  While many are at home for the next few weeks, this is an ideal time to…

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Early and Extended Access to ONLINE Horse Behaviour and Safety Course for Youth & Adults

Equine Guelph Online Equine Community Responds to Industry Request During COVID-19 Are you succeeding in keeping yourself and the kids busy during self-isolation and social distancing? The Ontario Government has enacted a Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public, and this includes the closure of riding facilities. As the challenges of this pandemic continue, we are all looking for…

What are you doing June 2nd for the 10th Anniversary of Horse Day?

Enter Equestrian Canada’s drawing contest and you could win an online course for teens who want to learn to speak fluent horse. In celebration of Horse Day Equine Guelph has donated a Horse Behaviour and Safety for Youth online course to the first place winner of the age 13 – 16 category. This interactive three-week…

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Equine Guelph Online Horse Behaviour & Safety Course now offered for Youth

Equine Guelph will bring together horse enthusiasts from across Canada and beyond with its new Horse Safety & Behaviour course. The three-week online short course has already caused a stir in the equine industry with adults who have benefited from this invaluable information for anyone involved with horses. When hearing this offering was also going…

Winter Waterers for Horses, Cattle, and Livestock

Winter can make the most mundane tasks challenging. This reality is clearly illustrated when it comes to watering animals. For as long as man has worked alongside horses and livestock, there have been different watering methods and their seasonal variations. Fresh, clean water is critical to good health, and freezing temperatures can make providing this…