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New Equine Business 101 Course a Hit!

Over 900 students (and counting) are raising their business acumen to start their professional careers in the horse industry or raise their current operations to the next level.  On June 21, Equine Guelph launched a new on-demand, online course, Equine Business 101, which will be offered for FREE until Sept 20, 2021.  The discussion groups…

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Emily Esterson Joins OpenEd as Instructor for Redeveloped Equine Journalism Course

Story by: Cameron Grant Bring your passion for writing to the equine industry this fall with the newly redeveloped online Equine Journalism course, taught by experienced journalist Emily Esterson. The 12-week University of Guelph course has been redesigned to provide students with the tools, techniques, and knowledge needed to develop compelling content, and will include…

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FREE Equine Business 101 Course for a Limited Time!

New Equine Facility Management Certificate offered by Equine Guelph Nothing compares to being greeted with nickers every morning, watching the herd peacefully graze, and sharing the strong horse/human bond with your customers.  Equine industry pros are a passionate and hard-working bunch, who consider themselves lucky to earn a living doing what they love.  Sadly, passion…

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Stop Think Act this Canadian Agricultural Safety Week!

The third week of March (Mar 14 – 20, 2021) is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) – a public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of farm safety. #AgSafeCanada. Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has many ways to help you promote farm safety in your community with its range of programs to help farm-related organizations,…

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Evacuation Infographics added to Equine Guelph Barn Fire Prevention Resources

Equine Guelph has created a set of downloadable infographics to aid in barn evacuation plans, thanks to generous sponsorship by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.  It is well understood that investing in emergency preparedness is the best defense.  It can mean the difference between panic or focused execution of a practiced plan during a chaotic situation.  In addition to…

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Winter Water Woes and Colic Prevention

Nothing can drain the colour from a horse owner’s face quicker than hearing the word COLIC!  Winter is an important season to focus on colic prevention and ward off water woes that can lead to impaction in the equine gut.   Equine Guelph has many resources to reduce your horse’s risk of colic, including a FREE interactive…

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If You Build It, They Will Come….Or Will They?

By Tracy Dopko, BA, DipEqS There is an old saying, “How do you make a million dollars in the horse world? Start with two million.” Anyone who is active in the equine industry can definitely vouch for this statement. But why is this statement true? Why is the equine industry notorious for high-effort, low-profit? The…

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FREE Equine Behaviour & Safety Online Course Offered to Kids around the World!

Equine Guelph, the horse centre at the University of Guelph in Canada, has announced it is setting up a free virtual classroom for English-speaking youth around the world. Horse-crazy teenagers (ages 13-17) will have the opportunity to take an online Horse Behaviour & Safety course with access open until February 6, 2021 on www.TheHorsePortal.com With no specific time to be…

Ontario Horse Racing Online Courses Survey 2.0

You told us – We built it – What’s next? Guelph, ON – As the 2019-20 “Ontario Training Pilot Project for the Horse Racing Industry” draws to completion at year-end, Equine Guelph is launching a survey to hear from the industry, “How did we do? What do you want to learn next?” Equine Guelph is…

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Practice Preparedness and Prevention – Resources on Barn Fire Prevention from Equine Guelph

Waiting until the wildfire approaches dangerously close is no time to draw up a disaster preparedness plan.  Learning the hazards of storing hay is too late after the barn is reduced to ashes and all is lost.  It is not a scenario that one fathoms will ever happen to them, until it does.  Equine Guelph’s October healthcare tool of…

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Free Youth Horse Behaviour and Safety Course to begin this November!

Missing the excitement leading up to the Royal Winter Fair?  Us too!  Equine Guelph and its safety partners have come up with a way for all the horse crazy youth to keep fuelling their passion to learn more about their favourite animal.  Instead of setting up the immensely popular EquiMania! display this November, Equine Guelph is setting up…

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Apply Now For 2020 Ontario Racing Industry Scholarships

Hundreds of Ontario Racing industry members have discovered ways to optimize the health and performance of their racehorses by taking online short courses through TheHorsePortal.ca.  For those ready to take that learning to the next level, Equine Guelph offers two tuition awards for two free 12-week online university-accredited courses, donated by families passionate about the racing industry and the welfare…