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Apply Now For 2021 Ontario Racing Industry Scholarships

Two passionate racehorse caretakers in Ontario will once again have the chance to further their skills with Equine Guelph’s tuition awards program.  It has been running since 2016, thanks to the generosity of both the L’Heureux and Stocks families who set up memorial awards for future ambassadors of Ontario’s racing industry. The deadline to apply…

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Over 1,000 Registered in New Equine Business 101 online course

Coming from near and far, those interested in professional equine pursuits have posted glowing reviews for Equine Guelph’s new online short course, Equine Business 101, hosted on TheHorsePortal.ca.  Launched June 21, 2021, the online learning community has quickly grown to over 1,000 enrolled in this on-demand course that serves as an introduction to the newly…

TLC for our Senior Horses!

Check-ups and check-ins still required for equine health and welfare Trusty steed Sparky is ready to “retire”, but what exactly does that mean?  Certainly, there are management changes when it comes to the senior horse.  While there may be savings in some areas, there are still serious commitments of both time and finances to make…

Are most horses lefties?

The perils of putting symmetrical saddles on asymmetrical horses “We were not surprised to learn 60% of the horses in our 490 horse retrospective study had larger measurements on the left side of their withers,” says Dr. Katrina Merkies, researcher and associate professor at the University of Guelph.  Undergraduate students, Julia Alebrand, Bethany Harwood,  Katharine…

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New Equine Business 101 Course a Hit!

Over 900 students (and counting) are raising their business acumen to start their professional careers in the horse industry or raise their current operations to the next level.  On June 21, Equine Guelph launched a new on-demand, online course, Equine Business 101, which will be offered for FREE until Sept 20, 2021.  The discussion groups…