Registration for Online Horse Behavior, Safety Course Open

Equine enthusiasts that are members of Saddle Up Safely’s partner organizations can learn the language of horses at a discounted rate.

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This October, keen horse enthusiasts aged 14 to 17 will have an opportunity to join their own special community to learn the language of horses during Equine Guelph’s popular Horse Behavior and Safety online course, taking place Oct. 2-22.

The adult offering, also available in October, has brought together horse enthusiasts from across Canada and all over the globe in past offerings.

The University of Kentucky’s Saddle Up Safely (SUS) program and Equine Guelph have announced a partnership to provide SUS’ partner organization members with a 10% discount. Saddle Up Safely is partnered with equine and safety organizations throughout the United States, and members of these partner organizations can claim their discount by registering for adult or youth versions of the online course at and using coupon code sus2017hbs. Find a complete list of partner organizations at

“Through learning how horses perceive the world around them, their human handlers can develop safe best practices for working with them,” said Gayle Ecker, PhD, director of Equine Guelph. “A hefty percentage of horse related injuries are due to human error and could be prevented if the handler had basic education in safety.”

Information provided by Jackie Bellamy-Zions of Equine Guelph.

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