Equine News

Safe Travelling with Equine Guelph’s New Resources

“A very near-accident with my horse trailer was a wake-up call for me,” says Gayle Ecker, Director of Equine Guelph. “It showed me clearly that I didn’t know what I didn’t know about safety while trailering a horse! Hearing similar stories from others prompted me to propose this course to my team and all agreed…

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EquiMania! Resources for Young Horse Lovers

Safety has never been this much fun!  EquiMania.ca is a website full of interactive games and resources geared towards youth wanting to learn more about horses and their care.  There is always something new to learn!  Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)  has recently posted a whole new playlist of videos full of tips for…

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Last Call for the FREE Online Youth Offering for How to Speak Horse

Discover why teens from around the globe are signing up to learn how to communicate with horses and forge relationships built on that understanding.  Students from all over Canada and as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Italy and the United Kingdom are enrolling in the limited time FREE offering of Horse Behaviour & Safety…

Equine Guelph Declares November Fire Prevention Education Month

ABC’s of Fire Extinguishers – New Barn Fire Prevention Resource from Equine Guelph Do you have the right fire extinguisher for your barn and horse trailer?  Find out from firefighter, Robert Nagle, in a new video posted on TheHorsePortal.ca/FirePreventionTool. Learn about this and more barn fire safety practices throughout November 2022 as part of Equine…

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Can Ponies Distinguish Human Facial Expressions?

Most humans are good at giving someone a wide berth if they approach with a furrowed brow but how good are horses at interpreting our expressions?  Dr. Katrina Merkies, researcher and associate professor at the University of Guelph and her team found out in a study involving 20 lesson ponies and some talented actors. There…