Winter Care

Following up on a previous post, On Blanketing Horses, here is a selection of articles from The Horse on winter horse care. Formidable Frostbite – Fret not, horses are well-equipped to handle cold weather and rarely suffer from frostbite, even in the most frigid temperatures. This article provides an overview of all of the horses’ […]

Virtual Farm: A Resource for Equine Health & Disease Prevention

The end of another term is fast approaching! The past few months have been filled with a wealth of information from my instructors and peers. One of the assignments for Equine Health & Disease Prevention was to create a virtual farm with action points for each unit. I’ve even included a few horses, a mule, and […]

Enquire, Reflect, Engage & Advocate

The discussions in the current unit of Advanced Equine Behaviour, nay, in the entire course, have been fascinating and incredibly insightful. a statement which holds true for every course I’ve taken with Equine Guelph. While I don’t have a horse of my own, nor am I currently leasing, I do aspire to adopt one within […]

The Smiling Horse, The Lazy Horse & The Misbehaving Horse

an·thro·po·mor·phism: the attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to an animal or object. It is important to distinguish between two types of anthropomorphism. One is fairly innocent and may merely be used as a way to relate to animals, that is, the projection of what may be perceived by some as being strictly human emotional […]

A Guiding Statement for Equine Welfare

Another Equine Guelph course has come to an end. For the final activity, we were encouraged to develop a Guiding Life Statement for Equine Welfare and a few goals to guide us as responsible members of the industry, with welfare as a priority. I thought this would be an appropriate place to share the statement and […]