Horse Care and Welfare Course Kicks Off Fall Equine Guelph Schedule

POSTED ON  |  14-09-2021

Standardbred Canada
Try out an online short course this fall! The first one on offer is “Horse Care and Welfare” – based on Canada’s Equine Code of Practice. A must for all horse owners, trainers and grooms, it runs September 20 – October 1. This is one of five short courses on Equine Guelph’s Horse Portal featuring practical, flexible learning, and available this fall to Standardbred Canada’s members at the 15 per cent partner discounted rate of $80.75. Click here to register now.

For those who have never taken an online course before, no prior online learning experience is required, and the course format is flexible with “24/7” access available.

The main objective of the "Horse Care and Welfare" course is to help all horse owners and caretakers develop the knowledge on horse care as well as specific information on Requirements and Recommended Practices presented in the Canadian “Equine Code.”

Based on the National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines, this course considers the care and management of horses in terms of the Five Freedoms of animal welfare:
  1. Freedom from Hunger
  2. Freedom from Discomfort
  3. Freedom from Pain and Injury
  4. Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour
  5. Freedom from Fear and Distress

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