Horse Behaviour and Safety Program


Learn Horsemanship Through
Understanding Behaviour

Take action to create a safe environment for you and your horse

 ► Understand horse behaviour & how to speak their language

 ► Learn smart, practical horse handling skills

 ► Reduce physical risks on your horse’s farm

1) Horse Behaviour and Safety Short Course


Next Offering:

• October 2-22nd, 2017

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1. The Horse in the Wild – A Herd and Flight Animal

2. The Modern Day Horse

3. How Horses See

4. How Horses Hear

5. Herd Behaviour – How Horses Interact with Each Other

6. Horse Handling/Approaching a Horse

7. Rider/Helmet Safety

8. Trailer Loading Safety Basics

9. Safety around the Barn and Paddocks

10. Fire Safety

Cost: $95 + HST
Guest Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Gimenez, TLAER Inc.

Time Requirement:

Occurs over a 2-week period

15 – 20 hour time commitment is required during this period

No set times to be online each week

Recommended you visit the course site at least 5 times a week, preferably once or more each day

Course is entirely online, so travel to the University of Guelph is NOT required

Assessment: Assignment (not graded, but recommended for personal achievement and required for certificate of completion)
Materials: All materials are provided online within course site
Prerequisites: At least 16 years of age
Technical Requirements: Click on the System Check link or on the login page to ensure your system meets the technical requirements

More Info:

For more information please contact Susan Raymond

Phone: 519 824-4120, ext. 54230


What our students are saying:


"Isn't is odd how we often have to get 'our brains kicked in' before our brains kick in. Courses like this help us to avoid the pitfalls of horse ownership. I wish I had the opportunity to access this type of course when we started our horsemanship facility. It would have saved me a lot of grief and a lot of money. It's costly learning by your own mistakes. A $75 course could save you thousands."

- Garry Meek, Ontario, Canada, Student


"Ignorance is no longer 'bliss' when it comes to one's ownership and relationship with their equine partner. By taking Equine Guelph's e-Workshops, not only does one gain vast knowledge they may never have realized they needed it, but, also, provides a great opportunity to learn not only from the course lecturer, but experts brought into for specific subjects. Further, as it was in my case, heightened my awareness how complacent I had become about important fire safety measures in our horse-keeping facility but had never considered training ourselves and our horses to evacuate during bush fires especially loading them into a trailer [which they know very well to do]. Lastly, to learn that emergency responders, especial fire fighters receive 'ZERO' training to rescue large animals. I am now campaigning our County's emergency responders to take the TLAER course in large animal rescue."

- Gayda Errett, Ontario, Canada, Student


2) Attention Coaches and Leaders:

Host your own clinic with the Horse Behaviour and Safety Facilitator Kit

Industry Partners

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Equine Hippique Canada, Kubota Canada, SSG Riding Gloves, Saddle Up SAFELY, System Fencing, UK Ag Equine University of Kentucky, UK Healthcare, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Alberta Equestrian Federation, Equine Association of Yukon, Fédération équestre du Québec, Horse Council British Columbia, Island Horse Council, Manitoba Horse Council, New Brunswick Equestrian Association, Newfoundland Equestrian Federation, Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation, Ontario Equestrian Federation, Saskatchewan Horse Federation

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