online education

Go with Your Gut: Learn from the Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention Course on TheHorsePortal.ca

For the third year in a row, Equine Guelph has partnered with Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), Ontario Racing and Standardbred Canada to offer three online courses in Winter of 2024 in priority healthcare areas of lameness, respiratory and gut health. Sponsored by COSA, the Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention course is the second…

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20th Anniversary Feature with Cathy Wentworth-Stanley

Alumni, Cathy Wentworth Stanley shares her passion for learning theory and equine behaviour after taking Equine Guelph’s online 12-week courses and completing her diploma. An MSc. later, Cathy instructs Equine Guelph’s Equine Behaviour course! Of great interest was learning theory for horses. The following downloadable information sheet explains positive and negative reinforcement as well as…

Pictured with her horse Milo, Shelby Dennis receives the 2023 Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award

2023 Racing Industry Scholarship Winner Announced

Equine Guelph has announced that Shelby Dennis is the recipient of the 2023 Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award Selected for her love of horses, commitment to their welfare and desire to learn, Dennis will receive two online courses through Equine Guelph valued at $625 each (Certificates are available in Equine Science, Equine Welfare and Equine…

Racehorse Lameness Prevention Course Starts Online Learning Series off on the Right Foot

For a third consecutive year, Ontario Racing (OR) is partnering with Equine Guelph, Standardbred Canada (SC) and Central Ontario Standardbred Association to offer three online courses in this winter in priority healthcare areas of lameness, respiratory and gut health. Sponsored by OR, the Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care course will be first up in January…

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Every Day is Horse Day at Equine Guelph

Horses have shaped history and continue to play an important role as our partners today.  On, December 13th National Horse Day is celebrated in the U.S.A.  Equine Guelph, promotes the welfare of horses every day by providing top level online education for those who endeavour to be the best advocates they can for their horses.…

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20th Anniversary Feature with Alumni Holly Heartz

Alumni, Holly Heartz has a real appreciation for horse behaviour and the prevention of stereotypies thanks to Equine Guelph’s online 12-week courses. Of great interest was learning what causes stereotypies in horses. The following downloadable information sheet examines what causes sterotypies and how they can be prevented through implementing best stable management practices.

Free Online Racing-Exclusive Courses Back for Winter 2024!

Thanks to Equine Guelph’s incredible racing industry education partners, Equine Guelph will host three racing-exclusive online courses again on TheHorsePortal.ca in the winter of 2024. With funding from Central Ontario Standardbred Association, Ontario Racing and Standardbred Canada, these short courses will be available free (value $95) for AGCO licensees and Standardbred Canada members. “Racehorses are…

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Become Roadworthy with the Horse Trailer Safety Online Course at TheHorsePortal.ca

Hauling a horse trailer is a steep learning curve if your experience is limited to coordinating just four wheels and not putting thousands of pounds behind your vehicle.  The consequences of having the wrong tow package, insufficient towing vehicle or missing a safety step while getting hitched can be dire for the precious cargo and…

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Monica Laane-Fralick

20th Anniversary Alumni, Monica Laane-Fralick has a real appreciation for welfare-based management strategies thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about the myths in some traditional stable management practices and dispelling them with evidence-based sources such as those provided by Equine Guelph courses. Anthropomorphism (attribution of human characteristics/behaviours to animals) can create misunderstandings…

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Stacey Jennings

Equine Guelph alumni police constable, Stacey Jennings, has a real appreciation for stable management, including paddock management, thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about fencing, water options, paddock dangers and the presence of wildlife on the property.

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Mary Gibson

20th Anniversary Alumni, Mary has a real appreciation for environmental stewardship thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about ways to use natural resources in every day barn management, improving ventilation and the benefits of composting manure.

Horses and riders on a trail ride through wooded area

20 Years of Supporting the Global Equine Community 

By: Anya Barradas This summer, Equine Guelph celebrates its 20th anniversary. The award-winning centre at the University of Guelph is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of horses through education and research.   “Over the years, our centre has become a model for online equine education programs and a hub for horse professionals from around…