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15 years leading the Herd in Equine Studies Online

03:00 AM 05 Sep 2018 NZST
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Guelph, ON Sept, 4, 2019 - Equine Guelph celebrates 15 years of serving the horse industry with online courses for those looking to optimize the health and welfare of the horses in their care. Students from over 40 countries continue to enroll in the 20 + courses on offer, every September, January and May.
 
“With top instructors teaching evidence-based knowledge, our students enter the horse industry as well-prepared, confident professionals,” says Equine Guelph director, Gayle Ecker, “and with the flexibility of our online programs - everyone with a love for horses can find their learning pathway.”
 
In 2003, Equine Guelph became the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph and launched the first online equine studies program in the world! 15 years later, the award-winning programs continue to be in demand, with many accolades for the quality of instruction, level of interactivity and flexible online study that fits into busy lives. Students benefit from leading instructors, industry experts, internationally renowned guest speakers and join a community of horse enthusiasts around the globe keen to share their experiences and learn from one another.
 
Tuition Awards for Ontario Racing Industry Members 
Thanks to the support of families and organizations providing support to educate future industry professionals to be champions for the health and welfare of horses, Equine Guelph has two tuition awards on offer: The Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award and the Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award.
 
“Knowledge acquired in Equine Guelph online courses has opened doors for me in the industry,” says, Standardbred breeder, and past recipient of both awards, Cameron Lago. “The racing industry is a tight-knit community and since taking the courses, I have seen a few big name trainers pushing towards hiring Equine Guelph students and have motivated a few friends to look into them.”
 
After taking the online Exercise Physiology course, Lago says he gleaned important information on how different muscle fibers are being used and how their composition will reflect on how well the horses perform at the track. Learning about bone remodeling has had an impact on how he will train his foals; walking at increased rates progressively as they grow up to ensure bone structure can handle training while maintaining a balance of not pushing so hard that it becomes an animal welfare issue.
 
Entries for the next Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award accepted until Nov 15, 2018.
Entries for the next Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award accepted until Nov 27, 2018.
 
 
Certificate and Diploma Programs or a Special Interest Course
Whether you are interested in taking one course to improve your knowledge as a horse owner or looking for a pathway to a professional career in the horse industry, Equine Guelph has a course to suit you. 
 
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