Equine Guelph, the horse center 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 Equine Behavior & Safety course with access open until February 6, 2021 on www.TheHorsePortal.com.
With no specific time to be online, the self-paced, on-demand format was developed to be flexible and user-friendly, a perfect way for youth to fuel their passion and learn more about their favorite animal over the coming COVID-19 second wave months. There is approximately two weeks worth of material and activities, but with this special free offering, kids can keep coming back as often as they like during the three-month period.
Join more than 350 students from around the globe who have already signed up to learn about:
- Horse Behavior – Wild vs Stabled
- How Horses See and Hear
- Herd Behavior – How Horses Interact with Each Other
- Horse Handling – Basic Safety Around Horses
- Rider/Helmet Safety
- Safe Trailering – Basics
- Fire Safety
- Safety around the Barn and Paddocks
- Returning from an Injury
There will be many more points to ponder as students go through a multitude of videos from industry professionals, including guest expert Dr. Rebecca Husted-Gimenez from the United States. As a world-renowned instructor on technical large animal emergency rescue, Gimenez has a wealth of experience when it comes to horse behavior and safe handling. (For more information on Dr. Gimenez please visit the TLAER website.)
Valued at $100, this offering will be a game changer for youth learning to speak horse! As such, Equine Guelph asks youth around the world to pass it on! Tell your friends, tell your barn, tell your ‘Ag’ group!
Equine Guelph thanks its generous sponsors in Canada for making this international youth initiative possible: ESSO, Kubota Canada, Ontario Equestrian, SSG Gloves, System Fencing and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.
About Equine Guelph
Equine Guelph is the horse owner’s and care giver’s Centre at the University of Guelph in Canada. It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government—for the good of the equine industry as a whole. For further information, visit www.equineguelph.ca.
You Tube video of Adult Behavior & Safety student success story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipn30aLs7oc&list=PLyInkrl6BP-JnHK_-og6JLKug86dAYhTs