SubscribeGift a Sub
Enable cache 100
Categories: Horse News

New Online Horse Care Courses Offered by Equine Guelph

When it comes to working with horses, there’s always something new to learn. Equine Guelph, an educational institution out of the University of Guelph in Ontario, has launched a new program to help horse owners and caretakers expand their knowledge. The Horse Portal, located at TheHorsePortal.ca, is a joint effort with Equine Guelph and 10 provincial equestrian federations across Canada.



The first two courses, which are both three-week courses launching with a pilot program in February, are:

  • Equine Biosecurity – Canada’s Standard
  • Equine Welfare – Canada’s Code



In Equine Biosecurity, participants will learn about how diseases spread in the horse world and effective methods for preventing disease transmission at home and on the road. The course will provide best practices for reducing the spread of equine diseases.

In Equine Welfare, participants learn about horse care practices for optimal horse health and well-being. The course is based on Canada’s National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines.

While these courses are centered around Canadian standards, the information is applicable to any horse owner and students from other countries are invited to join.

The partnership between Equine Guelph and the equestrian federations will provide some discounts on the courses for their members. The cost for each course before discount is CA$95. Federation members will also be able to earn continuing education credits and certificates of completion for successfully completing the courses.

Federation membership is not a requirement to use The Horse Portal. The courses are designed to benefit horse owners and caretakers from all segments of the equestrian industry.

Learn more at TheHorsePortal.ca.


Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. www.lesliepotterphoto.com

Leslie Potter

Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, Ky.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.

Recent Posts

2024 Paris Olympics: Q&A with Hallye Griffin, US Equestrian Chef de Mission

A member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) team since 2011, Hallye Griffin was appointed as the Director of…

2 mins ago

2024 Paris Olympics: Equestrian Sports’ Close Ties With Paris

The 33rd modern Olympics being hosted by Paris is fitting since the city will host the Games for a third…

1 day ago

2024 Paris Olympics: Q&A with Adrienne Lyle of the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team

Making her third Olympic appearance for the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team, Adrienne Lyle will arrive in Paris with two new…

3 days ago

2024 Paris Olympics: Latest News

Check out Horse Illustrated's latest updates from the 2024 Paris Olympics on equestrian sports for the three disciplines of dressage,…

3 days ago

Vet Adventures: High-Altitude Rescue, Part 3

Read Vet Adventures: High-Altitude Rescue, Part 1 and Vet Adventures: High-Altitude Rescue, Part 2 for the first two installments of Doreen’s…

4 days ago

BreyerFest 2024: Celebrate with Blue Zeus Limited Edition Figure Model and Clare Staples of Skydog Ranch & Sanctuary

LEXINGTON, KY – BreyerFest 2024, the annual celebration of all things equestrian, will feature an exciting new addition this year:…

4 days ago