horse welfare

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…

Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop Travels to Quebec

People are willing to go to great lengths to rescue their animals and do not always make the best decisions in stressful emergency situations, retired police officer Aline Nault can attest.  The Monts et Vallons à cheval, equestrian club president is proud of her members’ dedicated year-long fund-raising campaigns that resulted in bringing Equine Guelph’s…

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Leading the Herd in Equine Studies Online

Ontario Racing Industry Members – Don’t Miss out on Tuition Awards! Fall semester for Equine Guelph 12-week online courses began September 2022 and the next offerings in Jan 2023 and May 2023 will see two lucky tuition award applicants enrolled. A pioneer in developing university accredited online courses for the horse industry, Equine Guelph offerings…

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Equine Guelph Names September Senior Horse Education Month

Equine Guelph has announced that the month of September will be Senior Horse Education Month. As our landscape starts to turn golden with the approach of fall, and a nip of nostalgia in the air, we pause to think about our equid friends in their golden years. The next four weeks will be dedicated to…

Equine Guelph launches a new course this fall - The Senior Horse

Equine Guelph’s Latest Online Course is Golden!

Get Savvy for your Senior Horse If you fail to plan, you can plan to fail the adage says.  It is certainly true when it comes to keeping your horse comfortable in its golden years.  Picking up on subtle cues and knowing when to make management changes can make all the difference in the world…

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Praise for Practical Online Learning on TheHorsePortal.ca

Whether you are brushing up on Emergency Preparedness with a course in equine first aid or other stable management priorities like learning what’s in your forage; TheHorsePortal.ca has been helping equestrians advance their knowledge with one and two-week online courses that are easy to fit into busy schedules. Thirteen short courses on hot topics give…

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Introduction to Forage Latest Addition to Online Courses for Horse People

With forage recommended as approximately 80% of your equine’s diet, a caretaker with straight A’s in selection and management of hay and pasture is a horse’s best friend.  Join expert in the field, Dr. Paul Sharpe, for the inaugural offering of the Introduction to Forage online course this Mar 21 – Apr 1, 2022.  Whether…

Don’t Let Dust Diminish Your Horse

Avoid asthma and respiratory issues with barn management Have you ever walked in a barn, and felt like your lungs were being assaulted? Imagine how a horse feels, particularly if they spend hours in a stall.  When horses exercise, they take on upwards of 16 times as much air per second than their human owners. …

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…