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Every Day is Horse Day at Equine Guelph

Horses have shaped history and continue to play an important role as our partners today.  On, December 13th National Horse Day is celebrated in the U.S.A.  Equine Guelph, promotes the welfare of horses every day by providing top level online education for those who endeavour to be the best advocates they can for their horses.…

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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.

Free Online Racing-Exclusive Courses Back for Winter 2024!

Thanks to Equine Guelph’s incredible racing industry education partners, Equine Guelph will host three racing-exclusive online courses again on TheHorsePortal.ca in the winter of 2024. With funding from Central Ontario Standardbred Association, Ontario Racing and Standardbred Canada, these short courses will be available free (value $95) for AGCO licensees and Standardbred Canada members. “Racehorses are…

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Become Roadworthy with the Horse Trailer Safety Online Course at TheHorsePortal.ca

Hauling a horse trailer is a steep learning curve if your experience is limited to coordinating just four wheels and not putting thousands of pounds behind your vehicle.  The consequences of having the wrong tow package, insufficient towing vehicle or missing a safety step while getting hitched can be dire for the precious cargo and…

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Monica Laane-Fralick

20th Anniversary Alumni, Monica Laane-Fralick has a real appreciation for welfare-based management strategies thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about the myths in some traditional stable management practices and dispelling them with evidence-based sources such as those provided by Equine Guelph courses. Anthropomorphism (attribution of human characteristics/behaviours to animals) can create misunderstandings…

November Fire Prevention Education Month at Equine Guelph

New Barn Fire Prevention Resource – Inspecting Extinguishers When is the last time you checked your fire extinguisher?  Find out important maintenance information in a new video posted on TheHorsePortal.ca/FirePreventionTool. Learn about this and more barn fire safety practices throughout November as part of Equine Guelph’s Fire Prevention Education Month. The new feature video in…

Ontario Racing Industry Scholarships from Equine Guelph

Tuition awards for the Ontario racing industry have been making a difference; giving racing industry employees a leg up in their careers. 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…

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September 28 is World Rabies Day

Did you know there is a Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)?  On September 28, 2023, GARC coordinates World Rabies Day and this year’s theme is: All for 1, One Health for All.  This date also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first Rabies vaccine.  The…

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Stacey Jennings

Equine Guelph alumni police constable, Stacey Jennings, has a real appreciation for stable management, including paddock management, thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about fencing, water options, paddock dangers and the presence of wildlife on the property.

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September is Senior Horse Education Month at Equine Guelph

We love our senior citizens of the equine community.  Keeping up with their changing needs as they age becomes easy with the resources available from Equine Guelph.  Learning to advocate for the health and welfare of your silent senior is a duty every horse owner will eventually encounter.  A great place to check your preparedness…

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Mary Gibson

20th Anniversary Alumni, Mary has a real appreciation for environmental stewardship thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about ways to use natural resources in every day barn management, improving ventilation and the benefits of composting manure.

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20 Years of Supporting the Global Equine Community 

By: Anya Barradas This summer, Equine Guelph celebrates its 20th anniversary. The award-winning centre at the University of Guelph is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of horses through education and research.   “Over the years, our centre has become a model for online equine education programs and a hub for horse professionals from around…