horse welfare

Introducing Large Animal Emergency Rescue Webinars

Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue awareness level workshop is being offered for the first time virtually!  Registrants can choose between 3 dates: Thursday March 4, 11 & 12  For $50+HST. Registrants will receive an introduction to Large Animal Rescue equipment and techniques, as well as, livestock behaviour and handling.  These 90 minute online sessions provide an introduction…

Equine Guelph Acknowledges our Amazing 2020 Partners!

Online Tools & Other Education Programs  BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM – EG E-Newsletter + senior horse tool CAPRI INSURANCE – colic tool, Colic online course, portal PTSO partner pages, Hoofprints program MERCK – Equine Guelph HEALTHflash + Sickness prevention online short course HORSEMAN’S BENEVOLENT PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION – JobTrack redevelopment & grant partner  ONTARIO RACING – JobTrack redevelopment & grant partner EquiMania! Program KUBOTA – online behavior & safety course (youth & adult offerings)  SSG GLOVES  –…

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FREE Equine Behaviour & Safety Online Course Offered to Kids around the World!

Equine Guelph, the horse centre at the University of Guelph in Canada, has announced it is setting up a free virtual classroom for English-speaking youth around the world. Horse-crazy teenagers (ages 13-17) will have the opportunity to take an online Horse Behaviour & Safety course with access open until February 6, 2021 on www.TheHorsePortal.com With no specific time to be…

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Learn practical nutrition tips with new Equine Guelph videos

Part 3 of the digestive journey coming to your screen Dec 2020! Why are forage and/or forage-based feeds or alternatives so important for a horse’s digestive system? If you subscribe to Equine Guelph’s monthly Enews, you will find out in part three of their three-part video series on equine digestion. Watch as we take what we’ve…

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Do equestrians know how their horses learn?

By Tanja Bornmann (MSc Equine Science, Academic Equitation) Why is it so important for equestrians to become educated about learning theory and its practical application? Because, knowingly or not, in each single encounter with horses we use learning theory tools from our training toolbox. Sometimes, equestrians pick the wrong tools from the toolbox, or do not know…

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Practice Preparedness and Prevention – Resources on Barn Fire Prevention from Equine Guelph

Waiting until the wildfire approaches dangerously close is no time to draw up a disaster preparedness plan.  Learning the hazards of storing hay is too late after the barn is reduced to ashes and all is lost.  It is not a scenario that one fathoms will ever happen to them, until it does.  Equine Guelph’s October healthcare tool of…

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Horse human interaction studies

Horse human interaction studies were discussed in a talk presented by Dr. Katrina Merkies, Ontario Agricultural College at the three day virtual conference hosted by the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES). With around 50 recent horse behavior studies referenced in the 40 minute presentation (and apologies for the many not mentioned), there is an undeniable growing…

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Fuelling Wellness Symposium is Approaching Fast – Join us to learn about equine and pet nutrition!

Interested in learning more about horse or pet nutrition? Join us at the one-day online Fuelling Wellness Symposium co-hosted by Equine Guelph and the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, August 15th, 2020. Participants can choose to spend the day on equine specific topics or choose from other pet nutrition seminars running concurrently. Watch the promo video below…

Equine Guelph Supports Ontario Equestrian’s ‘For the Herd’ with Learning Community

In two short months, just over 30% of the $500,000 fundraising goal has been raised to help school horses that lost their jobs in March. In April, Ontario Equestrian launched For the Herd, an emergency fundraising initiative to support lesson horses and riding school facilities in Ontario, many of whom are facing the harsh realities of…