Horse Behaviour & Safety

Oct 2 – Oct 22

3 wks (10-15 hrs/wk)

CE Eligible

This course opens on October 2nd, 2017.

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:

  • All coaches, stable managers and instructors to learn best practices for safety
  • All youth leaders in order to consistently promote safety standards for your students
  • Association and policy development leaders to ensure high safety standards are being upheld in your programs.
  • 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

  • 16 years of age or older

For more information, please contact Susan Raymond

Phone: 519 824-4120, ext. 54230

Email: slraymon@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.

Dr. Rebecca Gimenez

Dr. Rebecca Gimenez

A volunteer firefighter in Gray, GA, Rebecca is doing R&D work with University of Edinburgh (UK), EKU (KY) and several veterinary schools. An internationally sought speaker and instructor, she edited the only textbook available to the fire service and veterinarians on technical rescue of large animals.

Rebecca holds a BS (Wofford College) and PhD (Clemson University).  Current scientific research interests include a national survey of trailer accident causality and a study of physiological responses to Technical Rescue procedures and equipment in large animals. A past Logistics Officer for FEMA’s Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT -2), decorated combat veteran and a Major in the US Army Reserves, she is active in various organizations related to disaster preparedness. She gives training worldwide in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue techniques, using privately owned animals that she trains for hands-on demonstrations to perform without sedation. She has published numerous critiques, techniques and journal articles on the subject of technical large animal emergency rescue.

For more information please visit the TLAER website and Rebecca’s Blog

Federation Members

$85.50
access until 11/12/17

General Enrollment

$95.00
access until 11/12/17