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Balancing Act of Equine Nutrition

New Ration Balancer Info-sheet, Forage and the Importance of Analysis With the cost of feeding horses continuing to rise, horse owners need to become savvy when it comes to feeding their herd on a budget without compromising equine nutrition.  A greater understanding of forage, the largest component of the equine diet, really improves the bottom…

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Horse Portal Extends Free Offer to Youth

Start Early with Sickness Prevention! Learning healthy habits early makes biosecurity second nature and that is why Equine Guelph is offering their Sickness Prevention in Horses  short online course on TheHorsePortal.ca FREE to teenagers (14 – 17).  The March 18 – 29 offering of this course will be open to the grass roots of the…

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Your Vaccination Program may be Impacted by Climate Change

Learn more during Equine Guelph’s Vaccination Education Month in March Have you noticed bug season starting earlier and finishing later?  Have changes in the weather caused more standing water in your paddocks? If you answered yes to these questions and wonder how climate change may impact your horses, not to mention your vaccination program, read…

The Horse Portal offers a free course on World Horse Day

Equine Guelph Offers Body Condition Course on World Horse Day

Free Global Registration for One Day Only! World Horse Day has been celebrated on March 1st every year since it was created in 2005 to raise awareness of equine welfare and protection.  As a culmination of Equine Guelph’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the organization will be offering its new online course, Introduction to Body Condition Scoring,…

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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…

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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…

Learn how to Body Condition Score your horse.

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…