Horse Behaviour and Safety

Horse Behaviour & Safety – Youth Course (ages 14-17)

Oct 2 – Oct 22

3 wks (10-15 hrs/wk)

This course is scheduled to open on October 2nd, 2017.

This course is intended for young horse enthusiasts aged 14-17.

Learn Horsemanship through Understanding Behaviour

Take action to create a safe environment for you and your horse:

  • Understand horse behaviour and how to speak their language
  • Learn smart, practical horse handling skills
  • Reduce physical risks on your horse’s farm

Course Topics:

  1. The Horse in the Wild – A Herd and Flight Animal
  2. The Modern Day Horse
  3. How Horses See and Hear
  4. Herd Behaviour – How Horses Interact with Each Other
  5. Horse Handling/Approaching a Horse
  6. Rider/Helmet Safety
  7. Trailer Loading Safety Basics
  8. Safety around the Barn and Paddocks
  9. Fire Safety
  10. Returning from an Injury

This course may be of interest for:

  • Young horse enthusiasts (aged 14-17) who are taking on more responsibilities for horse care, or are currently taking riding lessons, and want to learn more about horse behaviour and safety
  • Young horse enthusiasts who are interested in a career in the horse industry
  • New horse owners, or those who are thinking of getting a horse and want to learn more
  • Understand horse behaviour and how to speak their language
  • Learn smart, practical horse handling skills
  • Reduce physical risks on your horse’s farm

Assignment (not graded, but recommended for personal achievement and required for certificate of completion)

Quizzes and assignments (tentative)

Time Commitment:

  • Occurs over a 3-week period
  • 10-15 hour/week time commitment is required during this period
  • No set times to be online each week
  • Recommended you visit the course site at least 5 times a week, preferably once or more each day
  • Course is entirely online, so travel to the University of Guelph is NOT required

Materials

  • All materials are provided online within course site

Prerequisites

  • This course is for students aged 14-17

For more information, please contact Jackie Bellamy.

Phone: 519 824-4120, ext. 54756

Email: jbellamy@uoguelph.ca

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph.

Federation Members

$40.50
access until 11/12/17

General Enrollment

$45.00
access until 11/12/17