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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…

Annual Equine Industry Symposium Features Horses in Human Health and Learning

The annual Equine Industry Symposium, hosted by the University of Guelph’s Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management – Equine Management degree program, returns this year for its 7th edition on November 21 – 23, 2022. This year’s theme, Horses in Human Health and Learning, featuring Nina Ekholm Fry from the University of Denver and five guest speakers,…

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…

Free Online Racing-Exclusive Training is Back and so are the Ambassadors of the Equine Guelph Programs

Thanks to Equine Guelph’s incredible racing industry education partners, TheHorsePortal.ca will host three racing-exclusive short courses in the winter of 2023 – FREE for AGCO licensees and Standardbred Canada members! (value $95).  “We are thrilled to once again offer these valuable short courses on the hot topics of lameness prevention, respiratory health and gut health…

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Stem Cells Under Investigation as a Possible Future Treatment for Equine Asthma

Heaves is known as a disease that can leave a horse struggling to breathe, ending athletic careers and even rendering a pleasure horse unsuitable for riding.  Commonly known today as equine asthma, it’s an irreversible disease brought on by repeated exposure to dust and moulds.  Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Doctor Bienzle has a long history…

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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…

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Horse Crazy Youth Learn to Speak Horse by Taking Free Online Course

On countryside road trips, do your children point and shout “HORSES” without fail?  Are they drawn like a magnet to the majesty of noble equids?  If so, this online, self-paced course from Equine Guelph is for them and it will be FREE for a limited time!  The Horse Behaviour & Safety online course on TheHorsePortal.ca…