Resources for Horse Behaviour and Safety

This page is a collection of the many resources that are included within the course for quick reference, organized by course lesson.  For questions about these resources, or to request additional information about the topics presented, please send an email to [email protected]
1.2 – Wild vs. Stabled

What causes stable vices or stereotypies? (pdf)

Driving Horses Mad (pdf)

Horse Publications Group has provided the above article, “Are you driving your horse mad?” (Horse Sport, August 2005) for use in discussion for this course.  Thank you to Amy Harris, Editor and Horse Publications Group for their support.

View video:Stereotypic behaviour video (Youtube)

(note: no audio with above video)

2.2 – How your horse sees

“How your horse sees” ( video)

Horse Vision (The website)

Horse Vision 2 (The website)

2.3 – How horses hear

Horse Hearing (the website)

3.2 – Horse Behaviour

Does your horse kick or bite for no reason? (pdf)

Maybe there is a reason (pdf)

3.4 – Horse Behaviour

Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists
Author: Paul McGreevy BVSc PhD (Editor)
Published by: Saunders Ltd. in 2012
ISBN-10: 0702043370 ISBN-13: 978-0702043376

4.2 – Safety Rules

Basic Safety Around Horses (pdf)

Approaching a Horse (video)

Tips for Safe Handling of Horses for the Vet or Farrier 

Don’t break your vet (video series)

“Safe Turn Out”:

“Tack Check”:

5.2 – Does your helmet fit properly?

Fitting Your Helmet (video)

Could this happen to you? (video)

Helmet_fitting_infosheet (pdf)

5.4 – Rider Safety

Horseback Riding Safety (pdf)

Horse-Related Injury (pdf)

Rider Safety – Always in Fashion

6 –  Safe Trailering

Trailer Safety Checklist



Horse Injury during Non-Commercial Transport_ Findings

Trailer Safety Check (video)

How to maintain your trailer (video)

Solve Trailer Loading issues (video)

7.4 – Fire Inspection

Barn Fire Prevention Tool

Fire Safety in Horse Stables (pdf)

8.5 – Safety around the barn and paddocks

Safety While in the Pasture (pdf)

Barn Safety (pdf)

Farm Safety Factsheets (website)

9.5 – Concussions

Concussions 101, A Primer for Kids and Parents

Concussion management and return to learn:

Equestrian Canada Return to Play Form

Equestrian Canada Concussion Awareness